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Welcome PMs to New Members - Indexed  [Indexed]

Postby OakNight » July 19th, 2012, 1:25 pm

We are now making an effort to make this forum and its members seem more welcoming to new members.
In order to do this we are attempting to send welcome pms to all the new members.

If you would like to join our effort, all you have to do is:

  1. Click "Members" in the upper right corner (I recommend opening it to a new tab)
  2. Click the header "Joined" to sort the members so that the ones who joined most recently are on the top
  3. Check this thread to see who was the last member to have a welcome pm sent to them
  4. Click the member right above that
  5. Post to this thread saying that you are about to pm that person
  6. Choose "Send private message" from their profile
  7. Check the house the person has nem sorted to or has listed in their profile.
  8. If they have no house listed, or you are not sure, send them the general welcome.
  9. If they have a house listed, check this on Pottermore, and if correct send the relevant House PM below
  10. Copy the correct PM below and paste it to the pm
  11. Insert their name and your name to the greeting and sign off
  12. Add any additional text if you wish
  13. Send :D

General Welcome

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Hello (name), Welcome to PFF!

It's great to see you here, we're glad you decided to join. To help you out, I'd like to tell you about some of the parts of the site!

To get to know some of the other great people here, you can make a welcome topic in [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=13]the Welcome section[/url]. it's best to read through [url=http://www.pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=1561]The Forum Rules[/url] quickly as well, just so you know what they are.

If you're here to get help with something on Pottermore, check out the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=18]Pottermore Technical Issues[/url] and [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=94]Pottermore Talk[/url]. The first is for problems with Pottermore, the second is to just talk about Pottermore in general :)

You will probably notice that your first few posts don't show up immediately, as they have to be moderated. The wait shouldn't be too long and after the initial moderation all your posts will appear as soon as you submit them. Sometimes the wait is longer than others, it all just depends on if there are moderators online and if they are busy with something else. But like I said, it's usually pretty quick.

When you look around a bit, you'll probably notice people have some amazing signatures. You can have one as well! Just request one from your favourite artist, or from the artists in general, in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=57]Art Gallery[/url]. If you put your request in the Signature Requests topic all artists can take your request and fulfill it, but if you want one from a specific artist it's best to find their topic (usually in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=81]Individual Artists and Galleries[/url]) and post the request there.

If you post [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=1390]here[/url] what house you've been sorted into on Pottermore, a moderator will add you to your house group here so you can see the secret common room here as well!

There's much more to discover, but these places will get you started on PFF. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to reply to this PM and ask them, I'm happy to help!

See you around!

(name)


Gryffindor Welcome

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Hello (name),

I am (name) one of your Professors and I would like to Welcome you to PFF and to Gryffindor! :lion:

It's great to see you here and we're glad you decided to join. To help you out, I'd like to tell you about some of the different parts of Pottermore Fan Forum, lovingly called PFF.

To get to know some of the other great people here, you can make a welcome topic in [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=13]the Welcome section[/url]. There's a link to the forum rules in there as well - it's best to read them through quickly, just so you know what they are.

If you're here to get help with something on Pottermore, check out the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=18]Pottermore Technical Issues[/url] and [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=94]Pottermore Talk[/url] sub-forums. The first is for problems with Pottermore, the second is just to talk about Pottermore in general :)

You will probably notice that your first few posts don't show up immediately, as they have to be moderated. The wait shouldn't be too long and after the initial moderation all your posts will appear as soon as you submit them. Sometimes the wait is longer than others, it all just depends on if there are moderators online and if they are busy with something else. But like I said, it's usually pretty quick.

Come along and say "Hi!" in [url=http://www.pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=75]The Gryffindor Common Room[/url], here you can chat with and get to know other Gryffindors, play games, see what trophies and awards Gryffindors have won on the site and generally keep up to date with what is going on here.

If you enjoy collecting virtual objects, please check out our [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?p=263215#p263215]Capsule Collectors Club[/url], where you can start collecting all sorts of different Harry Potter items.  You can also see other member’s collections [url=http://www.pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?p=237989#p237989]here[/url].

There's much more to discover, but these places will get you started on PFF. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to reply to this PM and ask them, I'm happy to help!

See you around!

(name)


Hufflepuff Welcome

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Hi (New member name)

Congratulations! I'm Prefect Gabriel Truman, and I'm delighted to welcome you to HUFFLEPUFF HOUSE. Our emblem is...

*ahem*

Sorry, you've probably already read that and actually, I'm not Gabriel Truman. I am, however, delighted to welcome you to the Pottermore Fan Forum's Hufflepuff House.

My name is (Insert name here), I know being new on a forum might be scary but I'm going to try my best to make sure you feel as at home as possible .

Now let's start our tour in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=13]Entrance Hall[/url] here you can make a welcome topic, I will suggest you do since this is a great way for people to welcome you to the forum. Also in the Entrance hall we will find Headmaster Rhynn telling new members some [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1306]very important information about the forum[/url].   so I suggest you read it when you have time.

If you are here for help with Pottermore I suggest you check our [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=18]Pottermore Technical Issues[/url] forum where there are some great guides and you can ask any questions you need to.

Or if you are interested in roleplaying check out our [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=124]Hogwarts Roleplay[/url].

Ok now we are ready for the most important part of the tour seeing our [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=77]common room[/url] for the first time, hope you like yellow. If you can't see it yet and your name isn't yellow, don't worry, you haven't been sorted by our Professor Jag and Prefect Poppy, they will get to this shortly and then you will be able to get in to meet us all.

Well welcome to the common room I know there is a lot of topics in here but don't be nervous everyone was new once even our oldest puffs were new once look at our oldest topics here in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=119]basement[/url]   if you want to know about our past. But you are very important for our future so let's check out some important current topics.

This is a useful topic [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=2228]Welcome New Puffs[/url]  This is where you can say hi to other puffs and they can welcome you. Oh do you hear all that talking we must be near the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=4477]Badger Banter[/url] topic  this is where all the puffs hang out and get the latest gossip about everyone don't be shy say hi to everyone.

Ok now I know you what you are saying I want more than just talking don't worry we have a great games room here in our common room check it out [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=146]here[/url]  this room has some great games if you win some of these games it counts towards a competition called [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=146&t=5889]Battle of the Badgers[/url].

Right then let me check my list oh yes before I let you go to explore on your own, please read this [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=252]Welcome to the Hufflepuff Common Room[/url], some brief notes on the rules. 

Hope you have enjoyed this tour and if you have any questions please let me or any other member know we are here to make sure you have the best time on the forum. I do hope you will enjoy your time on here.

(Your Name)


Ravenclaw Welcome

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Hello (name),
Welcome to PFF and to Ravenclaw House!
It's really great to see you here, and here are some quick tips to help you find your way around our site:

If you haven't already, please check out [url=http://www.pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=1561]The Forum Rules[/url] before you start exploring and socializing.
Probably the best and fastest way to get to know some of the other great people here is to make a welcome topic in [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=13]the Welcome section[/url].

If you're here to get help with something on Pottermore, check out the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=18]Pottermore Technical Issues[/url] and [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=94]Pottermore Talk[/url]. The first is for problems with Pottermore, the second is to just talk about Pottermore in general :)

You will probably notice that your first few posts don't show up immediately, as they have to be moderated. The wait shouldn't be too long and after the initial moderation all your posts will appear as soon as you submit them. Sometimes the wait is longer than others, it all just depends on if there are moderators online and if they are busy with something else. But like I said, it's usually pretty quick.

When you look around a bit, you'll probably notice people have some amazing signatures. You can have one as well! Just request one from your favourite artist, or from the artists in general, in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=57]Art Gallery[/url]. If you put your request in the Signature Requests topic all artists can take your request and fulfill it, but if you want one from a specific artist it's best to find their topic (usually in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=81]Individual Artists and Galleries[/url]) and post the request there.

And lastly, Ravenclaw common room. You can find it right at the bottom of Index page, just above the Cellar  (don't worry, we managed to persuade the eagle knocker to let all Ravenclaw students in without answering the riddle so you won't find yourself stranded in front of it). Here, you can get to know your fellow housemates, play games, solve puzzles and riddles, discuss different topics with other members of our house and more!

PFF is full of things to discover, but these things will get you started. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, I'd be happy to help!

See you around!

(name)


Slytherin Welcome

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Hello (name), Welcome to PFF!

It's great to see you here, I’m glad you decided to join. First off, I would like to welcome you to Slytherin!. It is always a great day when another Slytherin joins our great and noble house. We snakes like to look out for each other. So to help you out, I’ll tell you about some of the parts of the site!

To get to know some of the other great people here, you can make a welcome topic in [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=13]the Welcome section[/url]. it's best to read through [url=http://www.pottermoreforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=1561]The Forum Rules[/url] quickly as well, just so you know what they are.

If you're here to get help with something on Pottermore, check out the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=18]Pottermore Technical Issues[/url] and [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=94]Pottermore Talk[/url]. The first is for problems with Pottermore, the second is to just talk about Pottermore in general.

You will probably notice that your first few posts don't show up immediately, as they have to be moderated. The wait shouldn't be too long and after the initial moderation all your posts will appear as soon as you submit them. Sometimes the wait is longer than others, it all just depends on if there are moderators online and if they are busy with something else. But like I said, it's usually pretty quick.

When you look around a bit, you'll probably notice people have some amazing signatures. You can have one as well! Just request one from your favourite artist, or from the artists in general, in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=57]Art Gallery[/url]. If you put your request in the Signature Requests topic all artists can take your request and fulfill it, but if you want one from a specific artist it's best to find their topic (usually in the [url=http://pottermoreforum.net/viewforum.php?f=81]Individual Artists and Galleries[/url]) and post the request there.

Finally, here in the Slytherin Common Room is where all Slytherins get to mingle and learn from each of our strengths, as well as discuss tactics to win competitions against the three other houses. This is the perfect place to get to know your housemates better! We have games, puzzles, a nice lounge just to chatter with others, and much more!

There's always more to discover, but these places will get you started on PFF. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to reply to this PM and ask them, I'm happy to help!

See you around!

(name)
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby Facundo » July 19th, 2012, 1:33 pm

Love this! I'm wondering where to start though, there seem to be a fair number of members without any posts in the first pages and stuff. Should we start with the last registered member? Because if we do that we'd be forgetting some others.
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby Rhynn » July 19th, 2012, 2:03 pm

klaughihin has been sent the Welcome PM!
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby Facundo » July 19th, 2012, 2:06 pm

Well I sent one to JinxOak31190
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby OakNight » July 19th, 2012, 2:23 pm

Skipped Mari as she's already posted in the welcome forum

sending to WolfHallow31487

we can backtrack for now, then when there is a member above klaughihin send one to him/her
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby Facundo » July 19th, 2012, 2:48 pm

OakNight wrote:Skipped Mari as she's already posted in the welcome forum

sending to WolfHallow31487

we can backtrack for now, then when there is a member above klaughihin send one to him/her


All right. So we skip those who've already posted?

Sent to keynight28473, kippz07, IceMist264, HollyMeganJJ, sexysmirk and LightQuest21327
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby OakNight » July 19th, 2012, 2:57 pm

Skip at your own discretion
If they already have a first year banner (3 posts) I think we can assume they are comfortable
You can click on the number of posts and it will bring up a preview of those posts, so if they've posted to the welcome forum, no need of a pm
This is probably just a start up issue, since later on we will only be pming users as they join
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby Facundo » July 19th, 2012, 2:58 pm

OakNight wrote:Skip at your own discretion
If they already have a first year banner (3 posts) I think we can assume they are comfortable


All right then. Fine criteria
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby Jag17 » July 19th, 2012, 10:04 pm

Oak is it posible to do this automatic? I know sometimes when I join a forum I already have a pm from a mod saying welcome and talk about some basic rules.
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Re: Welcome PMs to New Members

Postby OakNight » July 20th, 2012, 2:38 am

It is possible, but it would require Hagrid to do some custom coding. And he's super busy right now.
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