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RE: New member logon message (agree wholeheartedly)

by ybiC (Prior)
on Jul 25, 2000 at 02:31 UTC ( #24204=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New member logon message

This could be as simple as extending the "If you're new here" message a bit to be a group of bolded links at the top of each page pointing to the Guide, FAQ, How To, and Tutorials.   The links could persist until the fresh Monk advanced to Novice(2) or Acolyte(3).

Question for our fearless leader and crew: Is this reasonably do-able within the Everything engine?

You can't force folks to read before asking, but if the FAQs and such were more prominant for visitors and new Monks, the Monastery should stand a better chance at continuing to be the almost-always friendly place we all enjoy.

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(jcwren) RE: RE: New member logon message (agree wholeheartedly)
by jcwren (Prior) on Jul 25, 2000 at 02:32 UTC
    Sure you can. Create a simple 10 question form based on content. You have to read the content to get the correct answers, before you can post. Make it more fun, and randomize the questions from a pool.


    e-mail jcwren
      Yes! Randomize the questions, but keep the answers static! That way it will be real fun! :-))

      Oups, when did this BOFH mode kick in? ;-)

      Seriously, I think this sort of welcome message (maybe route them to a introduction page when they first log in?) will certainly do no harm. Im just quite sure it will not make much of a difference, either.

      Greetings ...

(ar0n) RE: New member logon message (agree wholeheartedly)
by ar0n (Priest) on Jul 25, 2000 at 02:42 UTC
    You could also have a simple blurb at the bottom of the post-submit-box, like:
    html-formatting is allowed. wrap your code in <code>-tags

    -- ar0n

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