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Automatic message to newbies?

Discussion in 'Website Information and News' started by kipate, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. kipate

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    Hey, @skullz613 :)

    Do you think that it is possible to welcome newbies with some private message, e.g. by the XLNation Staff Account? Then we could include e.g. a link to the Beginner's Guide and some other important parts of this website, and maybe help the newbies automatically.

    @all: don't hesitate to add some ideas ;)
     
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  2. Lokentaz

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    Great idea.

    Edit : I don't know if it could be useful but maybe we could add a question about the game version used.
     
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  3. skullz613

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    Think I have a modification I could add if I can't do it with the native forum software. I'll look into it. Only problem I have is if I have to upload stuff I have to wait until I'm somewhere with a good internet connection. I only have data on my phone at the moment. Could be moving mid January into a house.
     
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  4. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
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    Do you mean in the welcome message or in your profile?
    If in your profile it could be a compulsory question and I might also be able to get it to show on forum posts under our avatars.
     
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  5. Lokentaz

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    I was thinking in the welcome message when I wrote but your idea is better.
     
  6. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
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    I can add a welcome message. I'm sure I could add a new question for our profiles but can't track it down at the moment.
     
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  7. kipate

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    That sounds fantastic (y)
     
  8. skullz613

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    I'll spend some time today gathering links and write it up. It's harder doing it all on my phone so takes a while. Should have it done later today
     
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  9. kipate

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    So, do newbies get some message now? And what does it say?
     
  10. skullz613

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    Not yet. Been hard to do everything on a phone so only taking care of basic stuff so far. I'll give it a shot today as I've finally got to to stage I don't have to go out sorting stuff from moving.
     
  11. skullz613

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    Ok. Just attacked this now before my day begins.

    This is what the message is now. (name) will get replaced by members name.

    Welcome to Xlnation (name)

    First thing you will notice is that we don't have a big rules page. We expect our members to be considerate of each other and keep politics and religious conversations out of the gaming sections of the forums.
    Please refrain from using bad language as we have some young members.

    If your having install or mod problems please check out Kipates tutorial
    Tutorial - Beginner's Guide

    If you need further help then please read the flowing forum topic before posting in the tech support forum
    All-you-need Tech Thread

    We hope you enjoy your stay in XLNation

    Regards
    XLNation Staff
     
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  12. kipate

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    You are fantastic, @skullz613 :boww:
    Now tutorial plus tech-thread, is there anything else to consider?
     
  13. skullz613

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    Think that shoul cover it but I'm open to other suggestions. Don't want to make the message to long though otherwise members will skip it
     
  14. kipate

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    That's true, though. Maybe we recommend to use the discussion page for questions about a mod? :D When I review mods, I notice on a regular base that some preceding reviews are just questions about the location or similar^^
     
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  15. skullz613

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    Good point. The review section is not the ideal place for questions but unfortunately it will always happen. I'll add a comment about it though.
     
  16. Mr.X²

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    Was thinking about just deleting all of them every other day. But then again I'm the only moderator left, and these comments are spread all over... In the end thats just the way it is and I dont think people on/in the internet will change. All communities do have this kind of problem, even way more active ones like stack overflow. In my opinion the only way changing things like this is to auto restrict comments/reviews, but technology for that is in its infancy (or however you say in native english).

    Therefore I'd keep this message as short as possible containing only most relevant information, so at least a few people will read (or understand) it.
     
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