New members!

Discussion in 'Tell us what you think!' started by Lazy legs, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Lazy legs

    Lazy legs New Member

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    I see the membership keeps on climbing but very few new members tell us a bit aboout themselves. Is it not possible to maybe make a copulsary questionare that they have to complete that will then be automatically posted on a thread for all to see?
    Nothing personal, just stuff like Bike = MTB/ Road; Recreationall/Pro; Likes & Dislikes; etc.

    Just a thought! :)
     
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  2. RalleighOke

    RalleighOke New Member

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    I agree with Lazy Legs - at least we will know more about the people that register..
     
  3. steve

    steve Administrator
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    I could force new users to go to the 'tell us about yourself' thread, I can't force them to post though, I think a lot would if i did this.

    cheers!
     
  4. DevilMan

    DevilMan New Member

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    Maybe it's possible to send an (automated) welcome message to new members, and (among other things) just ask them to tell something about themselfs in that specific topic ?
     
  5. steve

    steve Administrator
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    I havent actually checked what the welcome message contains :rolleyes: ...... i'll follow it up tonight, its a good idea

    cheers!
     
  6. Lazy legs

    Lazy legs New Member

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    Steve, I was thinking last night, (yeh I can do that some times, :D not for long though. :eek: )
    Is it possible to include something on the registration page that has to be completed and then posted on a specific thread, you can tell them that completing it is compulsory and that it will be posted? It might even count as a first post!
    Or do you think it will scare off too many new members?
     
  7. baarb_forcier

    baarb_forcier New Member

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    I'm a new member drawn to the site by your classifieds. Having just purchased a nice road bike from a most conscientious T.Choi, I'm ready to use the site to learn more about road riding technique and equipment. I've been on a mountain bike for the last ten years so there's a lot to learn. I wouldn't mind completing a member profile. I think it would be fun.
     
  8. umberto

    umberto New Member

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    im also a new member. Im 14 and i have been ridding for about half a year now. Ive got pulled into biking by a cusin. He was 12 when he, my dad and his went to our first mountain trail. it was a wonderful experience. everbody was joyful, and people on the trail were some of the most friendly people iv seen. I love the sport.
    Im 5'1", my wieght is 115 pounds, i have black hair, and im Italian. My other hobby is sketching, im really skilled at it and i also am very fond of it.
     
  9. brightgarden

    brightgarden New Member

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    Curious. Just how do you go about telling a bit about yourself? Do users have a home page or something? Or dyou have have to cram it all into the biography part of the profile?
     
  10. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Hi

    Have you seen this thread? http://www.cyclingforums.com/t22.html

    Its been going for almost two years and has about 560 posts.

    cheers
     
  11. aeropapa17

    aeropapa17 New Member

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    Can you tell me what the title: junior member/member/senior member is? Its a little humiliating to be called a junior member at age 52. :)
     
  12. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    It's a rank, depending on the number of posts. Once you reach a certain number, you move up in rank until it seems you become a "Senior Member."
     
  13. ltmark

    ltmark New Member

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    This isn't the proper place to ask this, but HOW do I post a new thread. I'm a new member and can't find a link or icon to post new thread.....
     
  14. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    It's at the top of any forum you enter, just above and on the left of all the threads.
     
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    velo fellow New Member

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    Well, IMHO, it seems obvious. If you want people to introduce themselves, you give them a place that is obvious to do just that. Now, go to the forum home page, look down through the topics, and tell me where you might find something like that.

    I don't think we need force people to do this. It isn't a user problem, the problem is that the administrators haven't designed this into the forum layout.

    If you build it, they will come!
     
  16. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Point taken :eek: Do you think we need an introductions forum rather than the sticky thread?

    cheers
     
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