"Newbie" Program Jan 2, 2013 14:14:37 GMT -5
Post by Uruviel on Jan 2, 2013 14:14:37 GMT -5
So I was thinking about this, and I figured it would be good to get some input/development from everyone before we do anything with it.
What I'm thinking is a Newbie Program for the new members of the site. It would apply to anyone who has been here for less than two weeks, and it would be a way for them to get started out on the site.
Essentially, I'm thinking we do a "matching" type program that would match an old member of Anikira with a new one for a thread or two so that people will kind of get the hang of how things roll around here. That way, you've got an experienced member of Anikira that is helping to acclimate the new people to the site, and that way it isn't three or four new people trying to figure out things on their own. I've noticed in the past that people get adjusted quicker if someone hops in and threads with them right off the bat. This would just be a way to ensure that everyone gets involved!
I was also thinking that, as a way for new members to earn points right away, we could offer 25 points for the completion of a Rules Quiz, similar to the Anikira Pop Quiz, so that we can make sure that everyone is reviewing and agrees to abide by the rules of the site. As for biographies, I'm thinking of putting together a FAQ thread to go on The Sacred Lives board that can answer basic questions for people so that they will have a place to go to right away. I don't think we need a full FAQ in the General Information board, but it would probably be a good idea to have some quick references right there with the biographies beyond what is explained on the form.
Anyone have any additional comments/suggestions?