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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:51 PM

Want to give a warm welcome to new DU members? Use these tools to find them.

Last edited Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:34 PM - Edit history (1)

In our efforts to make DU a more welcoming place for everyone, we have programmed some new functions to help you find new members so you can welcome them to DU.

Five first posts are listed on the Latest Page
On the Latest Threads page, there is now a small section at the top of the right column listing five new members who have just posted for the first time. If you click on a username, it will take you directly to that person's first post, so you can respond and welcome them to Democratic Underground. If you click the "More" link, you will be taken to the "First Posts" page.

The "First Posts" page: 50 DUers who have posted for the first time
If you click the "More" link at the top right column of the Latest Page, you will be take to the "First Posts" page which lists 50 new DUers who have posted for the first time. The page shows their usernames, along with title of each person's first post, and the number of replies that first post has received. It's a simple way to find new members and welcome them to DU!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=firstposts

Post counts appear on everyone's posts
Now, whenever anyone posts on DU, their post count is displayed directly on their post. If you are reading DU and you happen to come across someone who is new, be sure to welcome that person to our community.

The Welcome & Help forum
When new members reach 10 posts, they gain the ability to start new threads. We encourage all DU members -- new and old -- to come introduce yourselves in our new "Welcome & Help" forum. And check that forum regularly see who has posted. Make sure to post a reply whenever you see a new member in there.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1256

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Reply Want to give a warm welcome to new DU members? Use these tools to find them. (Original post)
Skinner Jun 2012 OP
cyberswede Jun 2012 #1
maddezmom Jun 2012 #2
rrneck Jun 2012 #3
Skinner Jun 2012 #4
rrneck Jun 2012 #5
one_voice Jun 2012 #6
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #7
bananas Jun 2012 #8
Kali Jun 2012 #9
lonestarnot Jun 2012 #10
MADem Jun 2012 #11
Lugnut Jun 2012 #12
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #13
Skinner Jun 2012 #15
Scuba Jun 2012 #14
Dawgs Jun 2012 #16
skmnr25 Jun 2012 #17
skmnr25 Jun 2012 #18
skmnr25 Jun 2012 #19
skmnr25 Jun 2012 #20
skmnr25 Jun 2012 #21
Bort336 Jul 2012 #22
Skinner Jul 2012 #23
Bort336 Jul 2012 #24
tkmorris Jul 2012 #25
TruthSquad Jul 2012 #26
politicaljack78 Oct 2012 #27
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 #28

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:54 PM

1. Awesome! Thanks!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:55 PM

2. cool!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:24 PM

3. Cool! Can we get the post count to display on mobile too? nt

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Response to rrneck (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. It's too cluttered, unfortunately.

Just click the username to go to the profile.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:45 PM

5. All good! Thanks! nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:17 PM

6. This is good!...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:23 PM

7. K&R! This is so cool!

Thank you!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:48 PM

8. Here's one - he used his real name - is my welcome message ok?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:55 PM

9. and you've gone back to having the little icons

at the top of the reply - for profile, journal, send mail, and ignore (or did that happen a long time ago and I am just now noticing? )

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 10:28 PM

10. Das es good.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 10:39 PM

11. VERY jazzy!! Neat as can be!!! nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:55 AM

12. That's pretty cool!

Thanks Skinner.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:28 AM

13. I will, but will you tell us how many members we have and how many

total posts we've made like you did on DU2?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:45 AM

15. Yes, we will do that.

It's just a matter of priorities. We'll get to that eventually.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:38 AM

14. Thanks Admins!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:08 PM

16. Better say hi today, they may get kicked out for saying something slightly negative tomorrow. n/t

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:24 PM

17. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:27 PM

18. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:30 PM

19. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:31 PM

20. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Response to skmnr25 (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:41 PM

21. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

22. Posting Rules

 

I am an old member who went to post my first thread and was told I couldn't post until I had replies. Is there a rules page that explains what I have to do to be allowed to Post new threads?

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Response to Bort336 (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 08:53 PM

23. You need 10 replies.

Then our can start a thread.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:21 PM

24. 10 replies?

 

ten replies for the first post, how many for post two, three, four, etc?

Does this count as two replies?

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Response to Bort336 (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:05 PM

25. It is 10 replies until you can post an original post

After that you can post as many as you like. And yes, you have 2 replies currently. You can see how many you have in parentheses next to your username. Do be sure to read the Terms of Service ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=termsofservice ) as those guidelines are taken rather more seriously here than on most forums.

In any case welcome to DU! There's something here for everyone so have a good look around and dive right in to any discussion which interests you.

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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:15 PM

27. Thanks Skinner.

Glad to see you and the crew still setting the liberal world on fire !

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:59 PM

28. Hey, I can now see post count on my phone, too!

I can also see if people are star members. Thanks! This is really going to be helpful.

Now it's no longer just a poster name and their words. I know if they're new and need a welcome.

I started here in October of 2004. I was pretty ignorant in a lot of ways. The welcomes kept me here & I've learned a lot over the years.

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