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I see. Looks like I have plenty of work to do. I will have to increase the number of welcome games I play.
Do i get a list of a newbies that i welcomed atleast to find out if they stayed or astrayed....
Thats a really good idea Michael.
Yeah, it's not really a competition. Things would get a bit crazy if it were.
Is there a way to track referrals?
It's fun being a chess welcomer... i had already 10 few hours ago. I realy enjoying it, aside from the need to have more games to improve my play at the same time lower my time-out percentage which is a result of an untoward incident.
its always a great idea to welcome newbies...
Unrated games will not help your timeout percentage according to this
Under the heading Online Chess "unrated games do not affect any stats"
I was thinking for the new member.
Kind of like "How did you hear about us?" Based off that question, maybe 1 or 2 more follow-up ones. Possibly even a question about what your main goal is for joining the site (turn-based, live chess, forums, completely new to the game (me), ect...).
I don't know, maybe a dumb idea, but it would be cool for analysis purposes.
Perhaps unadulterated was the wrong word. The evil that is Wal-Mart is slightly less potent than Rupert Murdoch.
Wal-Mart , Evil? That's blasphemy. I would be careful about what you say about Wal-Mart. They have spies everywhere...
Only one of the people I am playing is actually playing. He's now on my friend list, so I would suppose that is a success.
I bet he works at Wal-Mart.
I'm telling you, they are everywhere
I second that.
Besides, i don't know what a wal-mart vest looks like. lol
i am in
with a lot of greeted newbies not returning what do others think of the ethics of sending them an email from their profile page asking 'very politely' if they would like to return and continue with the game
LOL, I'm sorry, but I just got a flash of: "The Chess Website from Hell." Once you sign up, they'll never leave you alone! =)
Sadly...if they don't log on again, I think we have to let them go. If we email them, they'll likely think we're being too pushy and stay away forever. Even if they don't log on for a day or two, that doesn't mean they won't log in on the third day, or perhaps even in the future.
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