Originally posted by dscpI think thats a very good idea ... I just filled in an application for the IECG and they offer a training program. Before you are registered as a new member you have to answer some basic questions about your chess skills et cetera. On Chessworld you are welcomed by another player who acts like a kind of "host" to the site. You can ask all kinds of questions during your very first match.
Maybe you could have a new member welcoming committee who play games against newcomers. IECG and IECC both have a training program to make sure new applicants are serious.