Welcome Message to New Members

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Welcome Message to New Members

Postby amberwolf » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Welcome to the Endless Sphere Electric Vehicle Forums!

This is simply helpful information for you to start out with.

We realize you might have limited time, but please read the entire message below, and keep it in mind for future reference, in case you have a question about something--the answer may already be there. :)

Since you probably havent' been here before, it is a good idea to take a look at these posting guidelines and rules, so you will know what can and can't be posted here, and where to post about different things, including where to put stuff you want to sell, and what you'll need to put in the post about it.
Main Forum Rules
Selling New Items -- Rules
Selling Used Items -- Rules
Please note that while we have a marketplace, the point of this forum isn't to sell things--if you're only here for that, it might not be the place for you.

We highly recommend going here and entering your present location, at least a city/state into the Location field, and making sure you've entered the actual country your are posting from in the Country field. (note that anything other than an actual country name or common abbreviation in that field will flag your profile for review as a potential spammer).


There's also more info about the way things work in forum software/etc., in threads here:
Forum Rules and Features Subforum


Before you begin posting, we ask that you take a peek here at the main board index and see which category most closely fits what you want to post about, if you're starting a new discussion topic.

We also ask that before you create a new topic to ask a question, you look thru the resources we have here:

First is the Search page, which has a lot of options and is pretty powerful, but not always easy to use the first time around, and it isn't perfect.

If you have trouble finding things with the search, try this topic for some help:
Search problems, fixes, suggestions and please also post there if something in the search page doesn't work like it should.

The Wiki, with useful articles and explanations about a number of things. If you happen to be knowledgeable about something EV-related that you don't see an article for, please feel free to write one, to help out others.

These are some pointers:
F.A.Q = All the Basic Stuff - Read Before You Post !
How to get the proper advice, read before asking

There are also several threads that are actually lists of other useful threads:
Sticky thread index for "Motor Technology"
Sticky thread index for "Battery Technology"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike Non-Hub Motor Drives"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike Photos & Video"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike Reviews & Testing"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike General Discussion"
Sticky thread index for "E-bike Technical"
Sticky thread index for "Stand-up Scooters & E-Skateboards"
They may already have the answer you're looking for. If they don't, or you don't understand the way it's written, go ahead and make your thread to ask your question, but please also let us know which resources you already looked in, and if they didn't help you, why they didn't, so we can improve them for the next new member. :)

If you don't try using these resources first, before asking your questions, please don't feel offended if someone then tells you to use the search, or look at the wiki, or stickies, etc. ;)

Ok, all that said, welcome to the forums, and enjoy your stay!




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This message is now sent to all new members as they sign up and I check the memberlist (there's no automatic way to send it I'm aware of).

It's not required reading, but it contains helpful links and stuff a new member might really need.

This is an initial version; please suggest stuff that would be better, or more helpful, or whatever:

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Welcome to the Endless Sphere Electric Vehicle Forums!

There is no need to reply to this message; it is simply helpful information for you to start out with. If you do wish to reply, please use this thread for it, rather than replying directly to this PM, as the sender is not likely to have time to read all of the replies from all the new members that get this message:


Welcome Message Thread



We realize you might have limited time, but please read the entire message below, and keep it around in your inbox for future reference, in case you have a question about something--the answer may already be there. :)

Since you probably havent' been here before, it is a good idea to take a look at these posting guidelines and rules, so you will know what can and can't be posted here, and where to post about different things, including where to put stuff you want to sell, and what you'll need to put in the post about it.
Main Forum Rules
Selling New Items -- Rules
Selling Used Items -- Rules
Please note that while we have a marketplace, the point of this forum isn't to sell things--if you're only here for that, it might not be the place for you.

We highly recommend going here and entering your present location, at least a city/state into the Location field, and making sure you've entered the actual country your are posting from in the Country field. (note that anything other than an actual country name or common abbreviation in that field will flag your profile for review as a potential spammer).


There's also more info about the way things work in forum software/etc., in threads here:
Forum Rules and Features Subforum


Before you begin posting, we ask that you take a peek here at the main board index and see which category most closely fits what you want to post about, if you're starting a new discussion topic.

We also ask that before you create a new topic to ask a question, you look thru the resources we have here:

First is the Search page, which has a lot of options and is pretty powerful, but not always easy to use the first time around, and it isn't perfect.

If you have trouble finding things with the search, try this topic for some help:
Search problems, fixes, suggestions and please also post there if something in the search page doesn't work like it should.

The Wiki, with useful articles and explanations about a number of things. If you happen to be knowledgeable about something EV-related that you don't see an article for, please feel free to write one, to help out others.

These are some pointers:
F.A.Q = All the Basic Stuff - Read Before You Post !
How to get the proper advice, read before asking

There are also several threads that are actually lists of other useful threads:
Sticky thread index for "Motor Technology"
Sticky thread index for "Battery Technology"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike Non-Hub Motor Drives"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike Photos & Video"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike Reviews & Testing"
Sticky thread index for "E-Bike General Discussion"
Sticky thread index for "E-bike Technical"
Sticky thread index for "Stand-up Scooters & E-Skateboards"
They may already have the answer you're looking for. If they don't, or you don't understand the way it's written, go ahead and make your thread to ask your question, but please also let us know which resources you already looked in, and if they didn't help you, why they didn't, so we can improve them for the next new member. :)

If you don't try using these resources first, before asking your questions, please don't feel offended if someone then tells you to use the search, or look at the wiki, or stickies, etc. ;)

Ok, all that said, welcome to the forums, and enjoy your stay!
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Re: Welcome Message to New Members

Postby spinningmagnets » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:40 pm

This is an awesome idea, and it is well written. Long enough to have the most important points, short enough that new posters will likely read it. Well done!
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Re: Welcome Message to New Members

Postby amberwolf » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:45 pm

Thanks. :)

BTW, if any new members did not receive this, it is probably because they didn't come back soon to the forums after getting the confirmation email, and your username doesn't show up in the memberlist until after you click that link ro come b ack and manually confirm. If I don't see it in the list, I can't send the messge to it. ;)

It'd bbe nice if we could automate this message sending so it would be automatically sent out when that confirmation is completed.
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Re: Welcome Message to New Members

Postby nutspecial » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:58 pm

Yes that would be a great feature. Why do forum platforms all seem so basic compared with their potential? Could they be made/supplied so writers/thinkers could easily change things like this? I've forever thought this since windows emerged, then android. Now those are really retarded in regards to their full potential for being for the 'user' imo. One size doesn't fit all, so why not write something more easily and deeply optimizable/customizable???

Btw you have my vote also that the greeting message is well written and useful/called for. :D
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Re: Welcome Message to New Members

Postby amberwolf » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:04 pm

PHPBB is highly customizable, with various plugins. And if you know PHP you can make your own, too.

I just don't know how to do any of that, and have no acccess to add stuff even if I did.

Plus, you never know if any new plugin will break something else, untl you try it, so it all has to be tested first on a separate copy of the forum first, to ensure there's no data loss. ;)

But this isn't really the thread for that topic; I think there already is one in this subforum though.
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Re: Welcome Message to New Members

Postby amberwolf » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:25 am

Perhaps someone else can take over sending these.


Due to too many member conflicts, and being advised that the kind of help I have time for is undesirable, I'm retiring from moderation and assistance activities for the forseeable future, and have asked Fechter to disable my access to the moderator capabilities.
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