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Old 09-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of the cool things we have here on Bananas.org is the "Welcome" system for new members (learn more about it here).

We just made this page that really helps do that a bit more easily, please have a look and bookmark it: http://www.bananas.org/welcome_new.php


It shows you the threads from the Member Introductions forum where you did not yet click "Welcome" yet.

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- Hold your mouse over the thread title to see the first few words of the thread.
- Hold your mouse over the Welcome button to see the username of the thread starter.
- Clicking the thread title will open the thread in a new page.
- Click a few and refresh the page to again show only those that you didn't yet click, and keep making the list smaller and smaller.

It's not as personal but helps you not skip welcoming new members as often. Please let me know what you guys/gals think.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I like it! The only drawback is that anyone who posts in the Intro thread is listed, and indeed has the popup boxes come up to welcome them, when indeed they may be already members. Thanks for the updates and notifications, Jarred.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea, the other change that is now in place is there's a pop to remind you to welcome the new member if you view a welcome thread.
That pop only appears if you forgot to click the welcome button for the new member. I guess we could reword it to make it easier to read?
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok I must be doing something wrong as my Welcome from 2009 is there and keeps popping up, help! When I have gone in to read a post it asks me to Welcome that person, Like the message from Patty about her trip???
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Ok I must be doing something wrong as my Welcome from 2009 is there and keeps popping up, help! When I have gone in to read a post it asks me to Welcome that person, Like the message from Patty about her trip???
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Yea, the other change that is now in place is there's a pop to remind you to welcome the new member if you view a welcome thread.
That pop only appears if you forgot to click the welcome button for the new member. I guess we could reword it to make it easier to read?
When I joined the site a few years ago, I went back and welcomed everyone that has a "welcome" thread, and also folks that joined up to about last spring. It took awhile:
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So I like this new feature. But like others have mentioned, the "feature" does not seem to be aware of whom I have and have not welcomed -- which I understand might be a difficult thing to track. In the meantime, I am having to answer two dialog boxes for about every thread I visit. So its kind of "two steps forward and one step back".
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This must be why I'm getting all these emails saying so and so has welcomed you to the forum but I don't see the reply in the welcome section. I've been here a long time!

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Old 09-11-2010, 06:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, will check that out.. we might need to optimize the query a bit more.
Keep the feedback coming.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds like it has pros and cons but the idea of it is awesome.

Richard: what you did by going back and clicking on welcome, to past newcomers was such a kind thing to do!

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I did just now split the "Member Introductions, Social Announcements, and Good Wishes" forum into two:
"Member Introductions"
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"Social Announcements and Good Wishes"

And I then moved the appropriate announcement and wishes threads into the new forum. This will prevent people from being "Welcomed" when they were just making an announcement or whatnot. The change was a couple days overdue, thanks for your patience.

I will continue to find why you guys say you seem to see your threads.
Another issue is ghost threads are in need of cleaning from the db, and some other small bugs.. working on those things also...
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Any particular reason it has unwelcomed people I have already clicked 'welcome' on? There are many listed in my list where I have already welcomed and posted in their welcome thread, but it currently shows that I have not welcomed them.
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Are you sure these are ones where you've clicked on the "welcome" button? If you've only posted in the thread to verbally welcome them, they'll still show up on the list for you.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Any particular reason it has unwelcomed people I have already clicked 'welcome' on? There are many listed in my list where I have already welcomed and posted in their welcome thread, but it currently shows that I have not welcomed them.
Sounds strange, could you PM me the exact threads so I can take a look and investigate why it would do such a thing? It seems not possible but it could be a bug or mismatch in the database somewhere.
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I went to the link at the top of here (the one where it lists all the names in a column and has the welcome button. Of the first 6 I clicked on, 4 of them have not been welcomed by me (so it says) but I'm absolutely 100% positive that I welcomed these individuals. Basically, when I post in an intro thread, I always welcome them at that time. I'm not sure how many of these there are, but I feel if 67% of the top of the list does this, that it's fair to say about that many of them all the way down since I joined will do it as well. That's a pretty massive glitch.

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Old 09-13-2010, 06:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I see no such glitch.
Looks like you either didn't click welcome on those, or you removed them if you did. But if you would like, you may.
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Absolutely not....when I post in an intro thread, I first click 'welcome' THEN post (and I never remove welcomes). So if I posted in there, and it was an intro thread, I welcomed the member....period.

Also, this thread appears with no 'welcome' button....and no edit button, quick reply button, etc. Apparently there are glitches that are not known about.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Sometimes when I click on a button the result doesn't appear immediately on my screen and I usually figure that's a graphics memory problem on my end or something. This happens often when I'm browsing the org on my cell phone.

Bryan, in the example you've shown above there shouldn't be a welcome button displayed for that person as you already welcomed her on 9/23/2009. Once you've welcomed someone, the button goes away. Is this one that was showing up on the new tool for you to welcome again? I haven't found any glitches in the new tool and wonder if some of the prior welcomes you've made just didn't register in the database at the time you clicked on the button.

The quick reply icon is showing up for me on my computer for BananaNut's intro post.
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Hi guys, as I said 09-11-2010, 08:51 AM, there are other small bugs.. and they relate to no welcome button appearing on the thread itself on 3 or so threads, that being one of them. As for Welcomes magically disappearing, that I never noticed. Anyway, no worries, will get it all sorted. Fixing the one thing that is known may magically fix the other mysterious thing.
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Your topic is very great and useful for us…thank you
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Your topic is very great and useful for us…thank you
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