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A Guide To Introduction Threads
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post Apr 23 2009, 01:26 PM
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A Guide To Introduction Threads


An introduction thread is a crucial part of joining a new forum. It helps you to integrate yourself within the community, and pick up little helps and tips about forum life here. It can often be a difficult thing writing your first post and introducing yourself to strangers, so this guide is here to help, with lots of suggestions about things to say so you end up with more than a simple, ‘hi, I’m new’.

An introduction thread is a very personal thing, and as such there’s no formula or right way of doing it. What you put in is completely up to you. These are some ideas to help you get going. Obviously, only put in what you feel comfortable saying. Some people are more private than others, and it’s perfectly alright if you don’t want to share certain things with a bunch of strangers on the internet.

Your Name: This is a good way to start. Breaks the ice and even though it doesn’t say much, you’ll often find that once you’ve written something down it will be much easier to write more. You could talk about why you chose that name.

Do you like Pokémon? Before GPX+, this was a redundant question, but now we are getting members who simply love click-ables, whether they’re Pokémon related or not. If you’re not into Pokémon, then what other stuff are you into, and if you are, how did you first get into it, who’s your favourite Pokémon, which games do you have. Plenty to talk about here

Interests/Hobbies: What do you enjoy doing out in the real world. Do you play football, are you in a band. Everyone likes something, and if people know what you like, you’ll be a lot easier to talk to.

Where Are You From: Might be a bit too personal for some people, but it’s a interesting thing to talk to people about.

Any Questions: An introduction thread is a really good place to ask any questions you might have about the forums or GPX+. Don’t worry if you thing they sound stupid. It’s far better to ask than to try and guess and making a fool out of yourself.

Don’t Ask People To Click Your Eggs: There is a reason for there being no click my egg threads, and asking people to click your eggs in your introduction thread just makes you look stupid.

Reply To Your Welcomes: If people have taken the time to welcome you, have the decency to thank them, especially if they’ve answered any questions you may have had.

Welcoming New Members:
Welcoming a new member is a very nice thing to do, but make sure you give them a proper welcome. Try to say more than just ‘welcome to the forums’. If they’ve got a similar interest to you, maybe say something about that. If they haven’t really said anything in their introduction, then ask them a few questions. And whatever you do, don’t tell them that you’ve clicked their eggs. They’ll be able to see on their interactions box, and this is just as bad as asking for clicks

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post Apr 23 2009, 01:53 PM
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Nice work, Flamer. noes.gif I vote that this topic to be pinned. It'll defiantly help out with all the noobish introduction threads popping up lately. (No insult intended, newbies. sweat.gif)


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post Apr 23 2009, 02:18 PM
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I agree to the pinning comment above. ^


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post Apr 23 2009, 02:21 PM
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Thats cool, but you really needs a guide to introduce themselves? It makes them unique


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post Apr 23 2009, 02:34 PM
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Well, this is more of a guide to stop all the useless 'hi im new feed my pets lawl' stuff.


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post Apr 25 2009, 05:15 PM
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Pinned. Didn't realize you had already posted it.


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post Jun 29 2009, 06:05 PM
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lol nubs don't read. Their nub vision only sees the "New Topic" link.


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post Jul 23 2009, 03:31 AM
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QUOTE(Epsilon @ Jun 29 2009, 06:05 PM) *
lol nubs don't read. Their nub vision only sees the "New Topic" link.


I'm a noob and I'm reading this topic XP
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post Aug 18 2009, 08:33 PM
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I think that if a new member don't know how to introduce himself, it would help him. That's give ideas.

QUOTE(epsilon)
lol nubs don't read. Their nub vision only sees the "New Topic" link.

I'm new and I've read the topic in first.


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post Sep 7 2009, 09:29 AM
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Oh ok nice work and thats better that it is pinned


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post Sep 24 2009, 12:41 AM
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Nice work Maan,And this is a good that it is pinned thread)

Good work Megatron


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post Nov 25 2009, 06:18 PM
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I think this is really nice to the new menbers kamina.gif clap.gif clap.gif clap.gif clap.gif kamina.gif


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post Dec 6 2010, 09:05 PM
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Hey, Thanks for this introductions, it helped me and my friends out alot grin.gif

Glad it was pinned!!!


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post Mar 7 2015, 05:47 PM
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Thank you for pinning this topic, I wasn't quite sure what to do at first until I saw this. It's a great help!


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