Concering the Greetings forum

Discussion in 'Comments & Suggestions' started by Kakashi, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Kakashi

    Kakashi Call me Deacon Blues

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    Is it just me or does it seem like some people put absolutely no effort into their greetings?
    I mean at least read what the person says... in a lot of the threads people ask blatant questions and members answer with 'welcome to tff!'
    what good does that do? it doesn't welcome them to anything, it just makes them feel more lost.
    literally copy-pasting the same greeting into every single thread does no good

    I don't want to make enemies but I don't understand. try taking some time to do it or don't do it at all, i say.
     
  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    This will probably shock you, Kak, but I agree with you.

    It's what has become of all this virtual bullshit; it turns people into lazy disengaged zombies.
    They're not actually welcoming someone so much as going through the formality of welcoming them to a new forum. If you don't have the time or energy to engage someone properly, make them feel as if it matters and they have your attention... then just be silent.

    I have a similar complaint with many of the emails I get these days... it's why I miss getting and sending old fashioned letters in the mail. It took time and effort to write a letter to someone, it meant a little something. There's no reason virtual interaction need be any different. I mean really, in the real world if you were introducing yourself would you actually pop off a ten word sentence and then rush off to the next mindless conversation? I would hope not.
     
  3. AlphaAlex

    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    wah. Greetings are for people to say hi and introduce themselves if they want. some will creative and witty, others will just say "hi I'm kakashi and I am a retard" you know :p

    As for people asking questions, I'll reply if I know the answer or if I can be bothered.. I think its the same with all of us.


    even if questions dont get answered, people still like a friendly 'welcome'
     
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  4. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I always introduce the forum and answer questions. I do find it a little annoying when people just post the exact same phrase through loads of the threads. Never doing much more.
     
  5. Emelie

    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    Meh, I think its better to get a greeting, than none at all. Cause at least some 'zombie greetings' will make the person feel more welcome than realizing noone wanted to greet you... and not all questions can be answered by the usual members.
     
  6. Running Wolf

    Running Wolf Join the Madness

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    Plus, Kak, tell me you aren't turning into a grumpy old man. Because this sounds a lot like it ;)

    (I don't wanna say that this topic isn't in need of being talked about, but I hadn't expected it to come from you... well, thinking about it... who usually brings those topics?)
     
  7. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Aren't I supposed to be the sensible one?

    I thought kakashi was the foolish one - or at least the one that did the most thread digging?

    Maybe old age has mellowed him into crankyness and me into er -- something?
     
  8. Oddrun

    Oddrun I speak languages.

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    I get impression that some people try to boost their post count in the Greetings forum o_O Don't get me wrong, I don't mind if they do. But sometimes, as said before, it's just copying and pasting the same greeting everywhere. No effort at all.

    Totally. Recently I received a message on facebook from a girl I went to primary school with and whom I haven't seen nor talked with for 9 years. The message said: "Hey how are you" (yes, it contained no punctuation marks) >.> I mean, REALLY?
     
  9. Running Wolf

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    oops that was me. Sorry Oddy. I thought you knew I was her >.> *leblush*
     
  10. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    *kills people for mentioning lememes*
     
  11. Oddrun

    Oddrun I speak languages.

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    but... but... you use punctuation marks! : O
     
  12. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    WAIT
    Go back to the part where Running uses facebook - then the part where she goes using it without punctuation thingies.
     
  13. Running Wolf

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    WAIT WAIT

    go back to the part where I don't use facebook... when's that?


    Oh my brother is standing behind me and puts the punctuation in. It's always been that way, sorry to disappoint guys ;)
     
  14. Oddrun

    Oddrun I speak languages.

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    But... but... you speak English! And this acquaintance of mine speaks only Polish (and rather poorly) : O
     
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    I - um- that's my brother too. >.>

    (fuuu I think I am spamming this thread and it's not part of the spam section and since no mod is gonna come to kick me out, I have to kick me out myself :( )
     
  16. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Wait where does Running begin and her brother end???!
     
  17. Running Wolf

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    oh dear, now you asked the unaskable question. THe world will explode in 3...2...1..
     
  18. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    someone called for a zombie extermination squad?
     
  19. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    no no the world isn't over - the question is askable :)

    Thus the answer must be givingable.
     
  20. Running Wolf

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    there is none. The answer is 0. So you divide the question by zero and BAM the world explodes!