1. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    12 Dec '09 08:151 edit
    We could forma squat of volunteers to act as guide for newcomers. I sometimes observe that people start an acoount, a few games and vanish.

    Some of them might stay if we had volunteers who are

    * open to play when they are online.
    * Explain the RHP world to those people.

    You could offer this to those making new accounts by checkbox. The option to find a suitable opponent that is implemented now is not too helpful I fear.

    Edit: further thought: a list of recently joined people would also be of value.
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    12 Dec '09 09:20
    i remember when i joined at first i was given suggestion on who to challenge but when i challenged them they never moved... i think not sure if they still do that but i would remove it, new comers playing newcomers is not a good idea. any halfwit can find the 'open invites' page and get an opponent who wants to play through there.
  3. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    12 Dec '09 12:42
    Originally posted by trev33
    i remember when i joined at first i was given suggestion on who to challenge but when i challenged them they never moved... i think not sure if they still do that but i would remove it, new comers playing newcomers is not a good idea. any halfwit can find the 'open invites' page and get an opponent who wants to play through there.
    Thank you for supporting one aspect 😉
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    13 Dec '09 04:29
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    We could forma squat of volunteers to act as guide for newcomers. I sometimes observe that people start an acoount, a few games and vanish.

    Some of them might stay if we had volunteers who are

    * open to play when they are online.
    * Explain the RHP world to those people.

    You could offer this to those making new accounts by checkbox. The option to ...[text shortened]... pful I fear.

    Edit: further thought: a list of recently joined people would also be of value.
    I suggested this to Russ some time ago because I'd seen the "greeter" option offered on other sites. He said he saw some merit in it, but I imagine it's way down the end of his to-do list right now. Thank you for bringing it up again, to get some debate going. Obviously the "greeters" would need to have been around for quite a while and know their way around the site, to be able to answer questions.

    I see it as a way to involve more volunteers in the running of the site, and to help maintain player interest. Greeter duties would require regular visits.
  5. SubscriberBusygirl
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    13 Dec '09 05:18
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I suggested this to Russ some time ago because I'd seen the "greeter" option offered on other sites. He said he saw some merit in it, but I imagine it's way down the end of his to-do list right now. Thank you for bringing it up again, to get some debate going. Obviously the "greeters" would need to have been around for quite a while and know their way arou ...[text shortened]... site, and to help maintain player interest. Greeter duties would require regular visits.
    I like the idea. What if there was some reward system attached, like encourage 3 newbies to subscribe and save $5 on your own next sub? There's a lot more to the site than learning how to find suitable players. The forums are a veritable morass where a little friendly advise would go a long way towards making someone comfortable.

    (Wow, how often do you get to use either of those words? Had to look 'em up to be sure I was using correctly, lol)
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