1. SubscriberRuss
    RHP Code Monkey
    RHP HQ
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    24 Jul '13 15:03
    If you would like to be a community spirited player here and help other new users find their feet after sign up, please consider volunteering as a "greeter" to play a "welcome game" with new users.

    Right now, this is limited to subscribing players with 30+ rated game completed.

    You can play 1 or many of these (Rated or unrated) games, so if you feel you can help, you can volunteer here :

    Sign up as greeter

    Also available from the "community" menu at other times. Thanks.
  2. SubscriberLEUR
    TEXAS
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    29 Jul '13 18:54
    Originally posted by Russ
    If you would like to be a community spirited player here and help other new users find their feet after sign up, please consider volunteering as a "greeter" to play a "welcome game" with new users.

    Right now, this is limited to subscribing players with 30+ rated game completed.

    You can play 1 or many of these (Rated or unrated) games, so if you feel you ...[text shortened]... Sign up as greeter[/]

    Also available from the "community" menu at other times. Thanks.
    Say R, how come my message thingy doesn't seem to work in my Welcome games.?.
  3. SubscriberLEUR
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    29 Jul '13 21:36
    Originally posted by LEUR
    Say R, how come my message thingy doesn't seem to work in my Welcome games.?.
    Okay, seems okay now. Must be operator error.
  4. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    30 Jul '13 00:26
    I notice we have 17 greeters signed up, and almost all of them have games going already. Obviously worth the effort, Russ. 🙂
  5. SubscriberKewpie
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    04 Aug '13 09:02
    This has been very enlightening. I've had two who disappeared without making a move, others who made one move only.

    Perhaps, Russ, you could consider making a Guest login available so that people could look around the site and try an unrated game, without the overhead.
  6. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
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    05 Aug '13 14:53
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    This has been very enlightening. I've had two who disappeared without making a move, others who made one move only.

    Perhaps, Russ, you could consider making a Guest login available so that people could look around the site and try an unrated game, without the overhead.
    The Suggestion probably belongs to Site Ideas?
  7. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    05 Aug '13 23:52
    I think it was there first.
  8. SubscriberPaul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
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    10 Aug '13 02:22
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    This has been very enlightening. I've had two who disappeared without making a move, others who made one move only.

    Perhaps, Russ, you could consider making a Guest login available so that people could look around the site and try an unrated game, without the overhead.
    This has happened to me, too.
  9. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    29 Aug '13 08:23
    It's becoming painfully obvious that many of the new arrivals think it's a blitz site.
  10. Dublin Ireland
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    14 Oct '13 19:04
    Once I was a newby,
    but thankfully not anymore.
    People were abusive to me.
    The clan forum I did ignore.

    It was really so unpleasant,
    it was like world war three.
    How could they treat me like a peasant
    and be so horrible to me?

    So now I've left the public fora,
    it's private clubs for me.
    No more Tora Tora Tora!
    Guns blazing in vitriolic misery.

    I pity any newbies
    that come on here right now.
    It's a real kick in the doobies,
    to see veterans acting like a sow.
  11. Joined
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    15 Oct '13 08:00
    I have had 6 games (1 in progress) with newcomers.
    3 progressed and 3 went basically nowhere. Perhaps 50% is the ratio to expect?

    What have other greeters found?

    nobody seems to want to chat at the start of the game, but i do get a response nearer the end.
    one guy went on to play 30+ games but i think he has played out for a while as he is not playing now.

    if the blitz site gets up and running again (and i think it just has) then its probably worth pointing that out in one of the early messages.
  12. Donationketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    Wisconsin USA
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    16 Oct '13 22:41
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Once I was a newby,
    but thankfully not anymore.
    People were abusive to me.
    The clan forum I did ignore.

    It was really so unpleasant,
    it was like world war three.
    How could they treat me like a peasant
    and be so horrible to me?

    So now I've left the public fora,
    it's private clubs for me.
    No more Tora Tora Tora!
    Guns blazing i ...[text shortened]... come on here right now.
    It's a real kick in the doobies,
    to see veterans acting like a sow.
    I think the final line should read "to see some veterans acting like a sow"
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