where would someone make the intro? There's the newbie intro forum that's buried in general, how would they even know it exists without the FAQ?
I also think it would be nice if more members would welcome new members. Sometimes there might only be two or three members welcoming a new member when the new member makes an introduction. Not very welcoming, eh?
Its nicer to me to be greeted from locals that I may meet someday than just someone ignoring my post in a hidden directory. There are 19 threads/intros with zero replies, of 50 threads... and many more with just one. Sad. Have them post where locals can engage them in discussion about where they live.
IMHO, I think it should be easier. I'd do that by combining the Courses, Membership, Travel forums with the Groups Tourney Partners forums... both have the same regions/named sub forums, and other than the main forum indexs of each, all the sub forums are underutilized anyways (from everyone just posting in the main forum). Combining them would consolidate any/all info for the specific areas in one cohesive spot.
Then, I would get rid of the intro form and suggest people go into this newly combined regional local forum to introduce themselves to those that live in the local area. There are lots of us that can point them to how this place works, mentor, meet up with, pairings, etc....
I know its just a preference, but having one regional forum to combine info about courses, ask about them, meet new and existing members and pairings makes more sense than the current three-five disjointed ones.
And a wiki for lingo/undisputed topics would be a great addition
Edited by Imp, 25 November 2012 - 08:57 PM.