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New Members - I am Zeb

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by zebulebu, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    I've noticed that there are a lot of people who post to individual new members every time they join the board saying 'hi'.

    Well, I think that's an artificial way of boosting post counts, and never do it on any board I visit, so, just for the record, I'd like to say 'Hi' to all new members on CF.

    Just thought I'd better post that before any n00bs get the hump when I reply to their posts thinking "who's this tosser - he never even said 'hello' to me when i walked through the door..."

    :blink

    Maybe the mods could make this a sticky - or do some other clever php-type-thang that automatically pops up a big 'Hi from Zeb!' window whenever someone makes a new post in this forum :biggrin
     
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  2. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Ooh.. another oportunity to add 1 to my Post count... Hi Zeb!! :biggrin
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums, Zeb! :p
     
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  4. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome :twisted:
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have mixed feelings about saying 'hi' to new members.

    On one hand it is nice when joining a new place to be greeted.

    On the other, as you say, it could be used to inflate post-counts.

    I've gone back and forth between these positions here on CF.

    I often apply an extra rule - if several people have already greeted the new member I won't always add to the thread.

    Harry.
     
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  6. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    I've often thought this too, I have to admit. But see, I dont place any importance on your post count, so I dont mind too much (and even occassionally post welcomes myself).

    Hi Zeb. why dont you pull up a chair, and welcome to the forum. Oh, and whilst you are at it, why dont you tell us a bit about yourself, and what you are looking for here. :biggrin
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Hello and welcome Zeb! :biggrin

    Do I really need to up my post count? :rolleyes:

    :twisted:
     
  8. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Probably not Si, but you've been slacking a bit of late!
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    This forum never seems to amaze me, if it isn't one member saying every new members should introduce themselves it's another complaining people only say hello to rack up their post counts!:rolleyes:


    As Baba said it's not the quantity of posts it's the quality.
     
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  10. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    LOL - J'accuse Cheeks... Go on, admit it - you just posted this response to up your post count :biggrin
     
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  11. Theprof

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    LOL its true I agree with Zeb.
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    PMSL! You got a knack for words mate! :D
     
  13. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Hi Zeb!

    :biggrin
     
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  14. JonnyMX

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    Hello Zeb!

    :D
     
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  15. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome, mate!

    :)
     
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  16. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Bored now...

    :(
     
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  17. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Steady on there Jonny!
    At this rate you have more posts than BosonMichael:p :biggrin
     
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  18. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    In my opinion its just polite, when I got a welcome to the boards a while back, it helped me feel welcome and want to be a part of the community here on CF. I try to welcome any new member so they hopefully feel the same, regardless of post counts. To be honest, I rarely even look at post counts, I look more towards reputation points, but thats just me!

    Oh, welcome to CF btw Zeb :)
     
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  19. Rob1234

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    What does how many posts someone have to do with anything. I have never really used many online forums before I use this to get help and information from people mainly as most people here have been there done that so to speak, hopeful when I have more experience and knowledge I will be able to help people the same way.

    I always thought it's quite polite to say hello to someone when they say hello to you maybe thats just me.

    Shall everyone do that then.
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    It is Rob!
    It's the polite thing to do and in some ways puts this forum apart from other forums on the web. Some don't even post a reply to your question on those forums.
    That's feels crap, especially when you've just signed up. I don't think Zeb means anything by it. It's like his title says, he's being a Miserable ol' git and likes having a moan about it!:biggrin :p

    Or is he just trying to increase his post count???:p :biggrin
     
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