hey all. we're going to try this program again. oldbies (existing members) will pair up with newbies (new members) to help them with any questions they have about the site and vegetarianism/veganism. sometimes it's hard starting out in a site as active as ours without knowing anyone. this way new members have a chance of getting to know someone right away so hopefully they'll stick around and post with us
i know it can be intimidating for some people to try to ask questions in such a busy place, we just want everyone to feel welcome and know that they can always ask questions oldbies
that would like to participate let me know here or in pm, (unless you have already told me in the other thread). i had originally wanted to pair people by location but only 3 people pm'ed me with their locations so i think we'll just do it randomly for now and see how it goes. if anyone has suggestions on how to improve the program let me know
also be prepared to have multiple adoptees until more oldbies join. i don't see this being something real time consuming, just the odd pm here and there, so having more than one shouldn't be a problem. but if it is or if you have a few on the go and don't want any more for a bit let me know. please remember to tell your adoptees if you plan to be away from vb
for a while and try to get someone else to take over for you or let me know and i will pair them up with other folks until you get back. if i'm not around and a newbie posts about wanting to be adopted, please feel free to step in, you don't have to wait for me to pair you up, but please let me know in the thread or by pm that you have adopted the person so i know not to pair them with someone else newbies
that want to be adopted by an oldbie please post here. if you joined before this was posted or we've missed you and you would like to be paired with someone just post here and we'll make sure you get someone. if you don't necessarily want to be paired with someone and just want to ask a question or two you can post in this thread and one of us will answer, or pm one of us oldbies (we're always glad to help), or you can post in the community assistance forum. we also recommend reading the faq that is posted when you first join. tells you all the basic stuff like how to post etc.
if you have troubles sending a pm to your adopter post here and they or whoever's around at the time will walk you through it.