posted on May, 3 2006 @ 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Bikereddie
How about a thread where the new people can browse through the members who wish to offer assistance?
We could offer expertise in any given field that we are comfortable with. That way, the new people could dig in straight away.
I have had many adoptees that have said something similar.
If a thread was started for us old ones to offer our help, then the new ones could browse at their leisure and ask that way.
Just my thought on this, because i agree that many new members do need some help to get their foot in the door.
Let me know what ya think guys.
There are a couple of things that need consideration, before a thread such as the one you describe could be started.
First it should be started in some organized manner. Where several veteran members help with the startup of the thread.
It should be locked, so that it is not overrun by new members posts. If this were to happen, the original content may get lost, unless it is reposted,
It should contain a short statement by the 'helping member', including which specific topics the helping member has experience with.
Definately should be pinned to the top of say, 'The Freshmans Forum'.
Should have someone to coordinate the efforts. Hopefully someone that could unlock the thread, to add other 'helping members' posts.
Just my thoughts on the idea, as I had also thought of this myself some time ago.
Any other members interested in joining in a thread such as Bikereddie suggested, post here. If enough members are willing to participate, maybe we
could kick it off.
[edit on 5/3/2006 by Mechanic 32]