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by ericgtr ericgtr is offline 28 Dec 2004

This is applicable if you run a Welcome or Introduce yourself type of forum. After taking the advice of the Improve your community registration & posting rate thread, the people posting in my Intorductions forum has easily tripled.

Since we are now getting a lot of initial posts from new users introducing themselves, there haven't been many replies and a few that simply go unanswered.

So I have decided to reward the one's who do welcome people with a "Welcoming Committee" image that goes under their avatar. Since doing this, replies have increased a lot and those who get the image feel like they are part of something.

I did this with a simple conditional, I created a new group called greeters and made a simple little button image that would fit nicely under their avatar. The called it up with this:

in your postbit (or postbit_legacy) template find:

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Add this under it:

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Change the paths and group number accordingly, then add your greeters to the group. I also stickied a post in this forum promoting it.

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Old 01 Jan 2005, 14:14
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Nice idea, and thankyou for sharing your tip !
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I like it. Here's an idea to extend it. Would be interesting if you could modify it a bit so that people automatically get that avatar if they replied to a post in that greeter forum in the last X days.
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Originally Posted by dwh
I like it. Here's an idea to extend it. Would be interesting if you could modify it a bit so that people automatically get that avatar if they replied to a post in that greeter forum in the last X days.
This is a great idea, i'm not quite sure how to approach it though. Thinking about it, it would be nice to do without adding another query and could be possible. Maybe a way to utilize the promotion system and set something up on a per forum basis then add a conditional. Not sure really, just thinking out loud but I may look into it when I get some time.
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Old 07 Jan 2005, 02:36
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Personally I can't think of a way to do this without a query.
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Old 22 Apr 2005, 16:32
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I'll be using it Great idea!
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Old 04 Jun 2005, 14:37
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Newbie question, If my site has user info to the left rather than accross the top, do I make the change in the postbit legacy?
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Old 04 Jun 2005, 15:05
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Originally Posted by gonecountry
Newbie question, If my site has user info to the left rather than accross the top, do I make the change in the postbit legacy?
Yes, that's correct.
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Old 05 Jun 2005, 13:26
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Worked great Thanks!
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Old 04 Sep 2007, 06:57
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excellent.. it works on 3.6.8
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any screen? Thanks...
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do we have any image or screenshot here please....
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