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    Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    So, post-site upgrade, automatic "Welcome So-and-So" threads are being generated in here.
    So far, I've only seen 2 of the new members who actually posted in the "Welcome" threads.
    The rest have been unvisited by the new members themselves.

    Is this a good idea to do automatic welcomes?
    Or a bad one, since the new member doesn't have to make any actual effort to introduce themself?

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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    Bad idea, it litters the FTH section, and as you mentioned only 2 people introduced themselfs.
    If they want to hang around they'll introduce themselfs anyway.
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    At a minimum the automated stuff shouldn't appear in the latest threads on the right.
    Personally, I don't bother with that section most of the time because there are ~8000+ members and probably only a couple hundred that contribute.
    I'll say something to them when they post something....plus, I am not in need of fake friends.
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    "Prophet" wrote:
    At a minimum the automated stuff shouldn't appear in the latest threads on the right.
    Personally, I don't bother with that section most of the time because there are ~8000+ members and probably only a couple hundred that contribute.
    I'll say something to them when they post something....plus, I am not in need of fake friends.
    You are the finest example of internet friendery that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing in an "I have no idea what kind of human being you are" way.

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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    Just based on so many people who sign up and never post, I'd say to quit doing it. I can see the other side of it where it might encourage someone to post because they feel more welcome but I still voted to make them introduce themselves if they want to.
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    At a minimum the automated stuff shouldn't appear in the latest threads on the right.
    Personally, I don't bother with that section most of the time because there are ~8000+ members and probably only a couple hundred that contribute.
    I'll say something to them when they post something....plus, I am not in need of fake friends.
    You are the finest example of internet friendery that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing in an "I have no idea what kind of human being you are" way.

    =Z=
    Thank you.
    You can continue quoting robotic replies and tallying up your new fake friend list while I methodically post idiotic statements elsewhere.
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    I don't think it's necessary either.
    Any Viking fan should feel welcomed and be welcomed in here.
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    It is possible to send them a PM as well when they join? That would ensure they see the thread and increase the odds of them posting in it.
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    This automatic welcome threads are a satanic tool
    and wouldn´t be too surprised If they have a connection with the democrats
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    Re: Automatic Free Beer Welcome Threads

    I voted yes though. lol
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