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Implemented Autoresponders / Welcome PM function

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by James, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I'd like some form of autoresponder feature for welcome threads or a welcome PC function that just starts a conversation with a user outlining all of the features of {forum} and some quick links.
     
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    This is better well suited in a notice which links to a node page which you can make with the custom page feature.
     
  3. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I don't know I think welcome PC's would be very welcome, though If I join a site and get a welcome PM I tend to ignore it.
     
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Custom pages is an idea but I like to give my users a welcoming feeling by PM (or PC) just highlighting links to useful information etc.
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's exactly why I send a PM to new users.
     
  6. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Agreed this is where they are useful, on my vB forum I actually go overboard in some cased... 1. I send them a welcome PM... 2. I leave a visitor message on their profile... 3. I open a thread in the Offtopic forum welcoming them... The mod I use though actually sends each of the public messages from a random admin account (pick of 4) and randomizes the messages both the title and the message it self is picked from 6 possible combinations... Looks as if it was manual that way, or atleast more manual.

    As you can see I think that the PM welcome message system would be useful :p
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That sounds more like stalking to me :D
     
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  8. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    PMSL it works though :)... it seems to be well taken by most users and they actually reply to the automated messages :D
     
  9. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Is it an overly abused/used function? Or is it worth having?
     
  10. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

  11. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I have hundreds of vBulletin forum welcome emails from vbulletin forums where i register in my inbox and never read any of them. Unless the devs can come up with a more useful way then i don't think it's worth having but it's not off the table.
     
  12. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Merging :)
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Or it could be sent to the new members profile page?
     
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Private Conversations are more subtle IMO. It allows them to receive their instructions/advice via something familiar (if they've visited forums before) and a conversation is automatically started with an Administrator if they have any queries. :)
     
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  16. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Yeah, PC's are way better than PM's

    EDIT: I think I'm going for convo instead of PC :)
     
  17. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If you think about it, especially with new software like this, because it's all changed you're going to have a lot of confused users.

    They receive their PC/PM/Convo and it's something like:

    Frankly I feel information like that should be received privately to prevent tarnishing their lovely wall. :cool:
     
  18. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Just wondering if this is going to be implemented!
     
  19. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I love your idea. Just a short welcome PC would be sufficient for me (I mean, we can always add the contents I guess in the ACP). I believe it can give our new members a very welcome feeling when they see their first [red indicator] on their Inbox and then discover this 'personal' welcome message.

    Only 1 thing... who will be the sender of this PC? I don't want it to be me (admin) because I do not want to be dragged into any Conversation based on this welcome message...
     
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  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    ;)

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