posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 07:02 AM
I've honestly stopped adopting new members. I probably adopted at least 50 in a period of six months at one point. Whenever I had noticed a
proposal in the thread, I would contact them via u2u. Some of the u2u's took me 20-25 minutes to create. My own stunned fault for not copying it
and saving it for future reference, but nonetheless I continued to push on. If I sent 50 u2u's, I may of had 1 reply. And of that 1 reply, I never
heard of the member after that.
So rather than adopting members, I look for those that are seeking help in forums. If someone asks a question, I am quick to answer. If they are
looking for information, I try to point them in the right direction. I chat with members whom I've never heard of regularly through u2u. I find
this more effective than the adoption process.
Like you've said, too much effort with too little impact. Help those that are looking for help. There are plenty of new members out there
that want help, and it is nice to see others that have the information taking a moment to share it. Sometimes all they really need is a link.