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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?

ay!
3 (16.7%)
ehhh
9 (50%)
o preference...
6 (33.3%)

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Offline FKSSR

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 12:40:05 »
I personally think it would be great to have a special forum for Introductions.

That way, new people can post about themselves, other people can read more about people on the site, and we can find out how people are finding the site.

The way the forum would work is that every person would start their own thread.  Then, it would be easy for others to go in, find a certain user's thread, learn about them, comment, and essentially build community.

If we do it, all the regulars would need to create a thread, even though we aren't really "new."  It would just be to kick-start that forum, set a precedent for new members, and talk about ourselves on a personal level for what may be the first time on this forum.

Obviously, everyone is free to give as much or little detail about their real life as they wish.

What do you guys think?

Yay or Nay?
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Offline itlnstln

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 12:50:24 »
I don't really have a preference, but if there were one, I would participate.


Offline ozar

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 14:52:54 »
I voted "no preference" because I'm not sure that we have enough new members to make adding a new forum just for them worthwhile.  I do like that we don't currently have a huge list of forums, but if iMav and the rest of you think we need a new one, I wouldn't be against it.

Offline bhtooefr

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 15:37:57 »
The current forum list just BARELY fits on a 1024x768 screen without scrolling, if you leave the scroll bar at just the right place.

And, the offtopic forum already covers this, and we don't get THAT many new members...

I vote no.

Offline Biggs

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 16:17:55 »
I vote no too.  Usually, when there's an introduction, one posts it at the "keyboards" forum anyway. :)

Offline bigpook

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 16:31:53 »
I voted yes. Why not? It's not like it would be mandatory or anything.

I was thinking it could start out like some AA meeting.

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Offline bhtooefr

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 16:40:01 »
Hey, we already have a 12 step program. :D

Offline bigpook

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 18:28:47 »
We may be on to something here : )
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Offline FKSSR

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 06 March 2009, 22:16:15 »
Okay.  There is more resistance to this than I thought there would be, but I understand the reasoning.

What if we put a sub-forum in the Off Topic forum?  In other forums I frequent, sub-forums just appear at the top of a forum page, before the threads.

Would this remedy the concerns about not wanting to add another forum and make the forum list not fit on a screen without scrolling?
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Offline pex

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Should we add an "Introductions" forum?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 07 March 2009, 17:53:42 »
No. Maybe I don't want to know about some of you weirdos!
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