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[Help needed] Customising the Welcome message to New Users

Continuing the discussion from Feedback about the forums:

@steven @Tere

Below is the text that is sent to new members when they sign up to the forums.

What information should we add?

What threads should we direct people to first?


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To be honest, I did not read the message when I arrived. Too long, just practical stuff, did not get excited by it. Here is my suggestion. We ditch the how-to and put it in a separate page, and make a new, more inspiring one. Haven’t come up with a title yet, but would definitely avoid “Welcome to RH!” I sign up for a lot of things, and that’s the quickest way to end up in my trash folder. Something along the lines of “You’ve just joined the most exciting finance community in the world. Here’s what comes next.” Or would that be too Buzzfeed-y?

**Welcome to Robin Hood! :grinning: **

{username},

Welcome! You have just become part of a global collective whose aim is to subvert, confuse, and turn the tables on the financial elite. We’re very happy to see you, because we need your ideas and creativity.

Robin hood is a self-organising entity. It has a life of its own, and no one really knows where it is headed. This can be confusing at first if you are eager to get involved. We will fill you in on the details later as we get to know each other (or, if you want to get ahead, start by reading the articles linked below).

For now, we ask you to do just 1 thing: Let us know who you are.

Looking forward to meet you,
Daniel & the RH team

More info:

  • The story of Robin Hood so far. (linked to About page?)
  • How Robin Hood works
  • How the forum works (old pm)
  • 12-step guide to getting involved with Robin Hood

What do you think?

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@Tere what are your thoughts?

@steven - personally I love your suggestion and certainly think it is a great iterative leap forward. I’ll get it set up as you propose later today.

As more people join we can prod people for feedback to see what feeling the new welcome /intro message is instilling :smile:

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Seems very good to me!

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Ok… What do we think of this:


“You’ve just joined the most exciting finance community in the world. Here’s what comes next.”

{username},

Welcome! You have just become part of a global movement whose aim is to subvert, confuse, and turn the tables on the financial elite. We’re very happy to see you, because we need your ideas and creativity.

Robin hood is a self-organising entity. It has a life of its own, and no one really knows where it is headed. This can be confusing at first if you are eager to get involved. We will fill you in on the details later as we get to know each other (or, if you want to get ahead, start by reading the articles linked below).

For now, we ask you to do just 1 thing: Let us know who you are.

Looking forward to meeting you,
RH team

More info:

The story of Robin Hood so far
How Robin Hood works
How the forum works
12-step guide to getting involved with Robin Hood <---- @Tere @steven we would need to write this!

What do you think?

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I’d leave out the **Welcome to Robin Hood! :grinning: **, that was just for fun. Otherwise, :thumbsup:

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Ok, have edited the post…

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