This is a little silly and not a big deal, but I happened to run into somebody I didn't know and we started to talk about fishing. I told him he should check out My Fishing Pals and he said that he had just joined a few weeks ago. I asked him what his username was and he told me. He also said that he got the usual "canned" response. You know the one. Whenever a new user joins, I welcome them with...
Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!"
I had to tell him that this was not a canned response. This is the way I welcome all new members. I do go on-line and check for new users and welcome them all this way. I never really thought about it before, but I can see how some would think it is a canned response. Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I personally welcome all new users with this greeting. I guess maybe I'll change it up a bit or add more meaningful stuff to my posts. Don't know... we'll see.
I am also hoping that as new members join, we can all greet them and welcome them to the forum. It is a good way to get them to come back. It also makes them feel welcome and gives the forum friendly feel. I think this is a good thing.
A good way to get your post count up too, eh Hopper? ;-)
Web Dude...I personally think your reponse is adequate and welcoming, don't know what else you could say. You seem like a really busy man and I appreciate all the time you take to make this forum GREAT!!!!