Something I've been thinking about lately is that we have a lot of new faces (well, avatars
) on the forum and I've been wondering... What is the best way to blend our CC Singles Forum crowd?
* How can we introduce ourselves to each other and get everyone talking back and forth?
* How can we help make people more comfortable sharing posts and replying to/joking with other users?
* If you're someone who's been here for a while, what helped you make the leap from silent observer to active forum participant?
* If you're someone new, welcome! What things would make you feel like diving into the discussions?
I always see a lot of great people I'd love to try to banter and joke with in the forum, but if someone is new or I don't know them that well, I tend to refrain because I don't want them to feel like they're being picked on. What are your thoughts on how we can bridge the gap?
I admit that I'm slower than a tortoise when it comes to meeting people here. I'll generally become familiar with their posts over several months, then maybe have the chance to drop them a PM and get to know them, but that can take several more weeks or months. Usually when I'm here, I have a limited amount of time, so I will often choose to use it to write a post I've been thinking about and have to write out before I lose the thought. Unfortunately, I'm only able to get to know one or two people at a time this way.
How can we change this, and for everyone here, so that we're all meeting new people and talking?
What ideas do you have for helping our CC Singles crowd get to know each other better, or even at all?