hah. so i did a search and it turns out the adopt a newbie program was actually first started by Michael (or rather the idea was posted by him) and from the looks of the thread nobody took charge of assigning people, which may be why it fizzled out. i think if we can organize it to make sure everyone who needs to be adopted and anyone who wants to adopt are all paired with someone, it might work pretty much the way he posted it.https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...t=adopt+newbie
i don't see any other threads officially about this, but it's mentioned in a few others.
i think this is how it might work: i'll post a thread in the intro forum, and maybe a mod can sticky it. i'll explain the program and ask that newbies that are interested in being adopted post a couple of things about themselves (ie age, dietary preference, location, employment and something interesting about themselves) and oldbies can keep watch of the thread and pm or post to the newbies that they'd like to be paired with. i'll just ask that anyone that adopts someone tell me in the thread or by pm so i know they've got someone, cause if they're not paired within say a week, i'll start pm'ing volunteers to see if anyone's interested (just in case people forget to check the thread, this way nobody is left out. and i'll try first by location)
does that sound good?
and maybe we can post a list of volunteers so that if someone is too shy to post about themselves or about needing a "parent" they can just go ahead and pm a volunteer.
if anyone has anything to add to this please do, i'll wait til tomorrow to post the thread in case anyone has suggestions or problems about how to do it.
as for challenges should i just go ahead and start posting them and see how it goes? should we do it here or in the patch?