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When I first got online the first thing I did was join a mailing list. They had this program that they called "Adopt-a-Newbie" where new members (at their request) would be paired with more experienced members (who volunteered). The purpose of the program was to provide people with someone to go to when they had questions. I know a lot of strong friendships were formed out of that program. My "parent" lives two hours from here and after a while I got a newbie of my own who lives here in town, after four years I still talk to both on a regular basis and we sometimes attend concerts together.<br><br><br><br>
Of course you don't have to meet your newbie in person but we would try to pair them up by location. I think something like this might be beneficial here, especially if it's geared toward new vegetarians. It's a little intimidating to join a new community and I think we'd all like to do what we can to make that easier on someone. Assigning them a "parent" will automatically give them a friend on the board.<br><br><br><br>
So yeah, people would be paired primarily based on age and location. You would correspond with them through IM's, PM's, e-mail, etc.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure about the specifics. I'd like to hear your comments and suggestions.
 

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What about adopt a granny for oldbies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
nice idea, I like adopting people <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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count me in
 

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Sure this sounds like a good idea to help show the newbies around and answer their questions if they have any. And that way they will have a friend here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ill volunteer to adopt a newbie~!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Ummm...Lucky....I think you are a newbie....I think someone should adopt you... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Lol. okay. I found the veggieboards.com about a week or 2 ago. But i already have 159 posts! If someone wants to adopt me they can, you can adopt me if you want to be my friend. and ill adopt sheisty if she wants me 2.<br><br><br><br>
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Hmmm...I've already adopted someone here...It's a secret <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
for real...not kidding...<br><br><br><br>
But, I can adopt you to LC....I mean, I've already been helping you anyhow since you hit the door. Why not? Just let me know if you have any questions. I'm fairly new too, but I have a good heart and if I can't help you I can always try to find help through someone else.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Avalon</i><br><br><b>So who is at the helm of this runaway ship?<br><br><br><br>
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?</b></div>
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LOL I missed that before <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'm a Newbie - any takers!!!<br><br><br><br>
I'm female age 21 from Essex in the UK.<br><br><br><br>
(SWF GSOH seeks..... Lol!)
 
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