We've started up a "help a buddy" on the forum, it entails being paired up with a new member for just the initial couple of weeks after they join. The new member can then have a particular member they can go to for help in finding their way around the board or how to post etc (or they may choose to continue to ask staff members)
Its not anything major, we already have the Map of Creative Addictions to which new members can be referred to for particular areas. We also have the Forum How To's for setting signatures etc. Its just that sometimes the sheer size of CA may be quite daunting to newcomers.
This makes it that little bit more personal, and a great way to get to know other members ~ theres nothing worse than walking into a party and not knowing anybody.
If you are confident at finding your way around the boards, and are interested in helping out with newbies till they find their feet just let ALLISON (aquabel) or RHON know, so your name can be added to our list of volunteers.
If you have recently joined us and would like to be paired up with a member until you settle in please send a pm to Allison or Rhon.
Sometimes its easier to have one person to turn to if you have any questions ~ we want you to feel comfortable here.
Buddies waiting to offer help are:
And of course Les, Kim and Belinda are always on hand too, and happy to help out.