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akaRenton



Joined: Apr 15, 2008

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 20:09 Reply with quote Back to top

Direct link to the welcome message in the form of a notes page is here. This has replaced the original format of a PM, as it makes far more sense to message a link to it then copy masses of BBCode and send it that way Very Happy

It is also linked to in this thread, which welcomes new coaches to the site and gets them to introduce themselves/ask questions.


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It's been several years since I joined so this may already happen for all I know, but I was wondering if there's mileage in making a standardised welcome PM for new coaches with links to various useful places on Fumbbl.

Could include bbcoded links to things such as:

Thread for newbie coaches with the 7 basic rules

Common tactics subjects thread

Link and brief explanation of 145 club

Brief explanation of divisions

Racial roster and strategy pages

Reminder to look over the site rules (with link)


I'm sure people can suggest other common useful things. It does seem like we have a thread a week welcoming someone new and trotting out all the same info time after time. Sure, some wont read the PM but it will help those that do.

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huff



Joined: Dec 19, 2009

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 20:13 Reply with quote Back to top

Nice welcome message when they start? +1
Rabe



Joined: Jun 06, 2009

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 20:17 Reply with quote Back to top

+1

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footballolb16



Joined: Jul 16, 2005

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 20:21 Reply with quote Back to top

I think that's a great idea. I've also been looking for a good reference to introduce new people to the game... Something VERY concise which gives an overview of some of the basics:

- Player attributes and what they do
- Blocking / assists
- Racial differences/strategies (e.g., fast/agile score TDs vs. strong/slow Bashers vs. hybrids)

Very high-level without much details just to peak someone's interest before getting them to learn more. For example a ~5 min youtube video or maybe a 1-2 page document max... I've got some friends that I'm sure would love the game if they were to put in the time to learn it... But I don't live near them anymore so not easy to sit-down and teach them, etc.

All I really want is to tweak their interest Smile
Throweck



Joined: Feb 23, 2013

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 21:14 Reply with quote Back to top

Rents, with all your work on the Fumbbl Image Library and now this, I would be suspicious you were going for Fumbbler of the Year! ;P

Great idea though mate.

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akaRenton



Joined: Apr 15, 2008

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 21:20 Reply with quote Back to top

Haha nah, but that did guilt me into doing some of this stuff Very Happy

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mister__joshua



Joined: Jun 20, 2007

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 21:34
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akaRenton wrote:
Haha nah, but that did guilt me into doing some of this stuff Very Happy


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xnoelx



Joined: Jun 05, 2012

Post   Posted: May 18, 2015 - 21:36 Reply with quote Back to top

mister__joshua wrote:
akaRenton wrote:
Haha nah, but that did guilt me into doing some of this stuff Very Happy


I aim not to do, but to inspire Razz


I aim not to do, but to imbibe.

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albinv



Joined: Sep 15, 2012

Post   Posted: May 20, 2015 - 02:32 Reply with quote Back to top

Awesome little suggestion by renton imho - 1+
garyt1



Joined: Mar 12, 2011

Post   Posted: May 20, 2015 - 04:10 Reply with quote Back to top

I remember discussing this perhaps 2 years ago as a way to encourage new managers to stick around. Another site I previously played a Footie management game on had a welcome pm with a few useful links. I think at the time Christer said he was progressing with improvements for new players, but I think the welcome pm got forgotten about. If that one welcome pm can go to the player's email address even better, and a reminder a couple of days later.
There shouldn't be too much info. Maybe direction of where to create a team and the page explaining the divisions, the 145 signup page and something like what footballolb suggests with a few hints.

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pythrr



Joined: Mar 07, 2006

Post   Posted: May 20, 2015 - 04:11 Reply with quote Back to top

"eh, n00b. box game vs my 1000 game killer pact? is ok, TVs are close!"

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akaRenton



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Post   Posted: May 31, 2015 - 21:40 Reply with quote Back to top

edit: code moved to opening post

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akaRenton



Joined: Apr 15, 2008

Post   Posted: May 31, 2015 - 21:41 Reply with quote Back to top

edit: link to test version moved to opening post

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Throweck



Joined: Feb 23, 2013

Post   Posted: May 31, 2015 - 21:44 Reply with quote Back to top

Great work mate. Is it worth putting links to the people in that message thread who were happy to answer questions, coach, etc?

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Calcium



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Post   Posted: May 31, 2015 - 21:45 Reply with quote Back to top

Might come in handy for Lizvis and his new account

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