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Welcoming Team on all WoP pages!

Elijah Stewart 2 years ago updated by Someone_not_me 8 months ago 5

Hi there!

I just recently re-joined WoP DK, only to discover, that they have a brilliant new team - the Welcoming Team! (Can't say how long it actually excisted, though) These fabulous people wear a pretty pink colour, making it a Student Job equal to Prefect, AT, Librarian, etc.

I would LOVE for that team to be spread out on all the WoP pages! It is a known fact, sadly, that many new users find it extremely difficult to get included throughout the sites (just to mention a little thing, the chat-box can be pretty scary, and unless you're already a part of it, excisting users - even those with colours - often ignore / miss it, when new users are trying to say 'hi'). And YES - I know, that 'making an effort' is a common advice given to new users, but not everybody finds that it's that simple. Shy, introverted people just doesn't keep on pushing.

I'm aware, that the Prefect-teams throughout the sites also play a big role, when it comes to welcoming new users, but with an actual Welcoming Team, the possibilities are so much more! On WoP DK you'll, for example, be contacted by a member of the team after a short while and be offered a variety of small 'challenges' to get started on site (eat a meal in the Great Hall, participate in a conversation in the chatbox, enroll a class, participate in a game in the House Club, etc.) - and for each challenge, you complete, you recieve a small gift.

I believe, that having a Welcoming Team, could play a huge role, when it comes to the welcoming and, above all, maintaining of new users.

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Good idea, but doesn't each house hire their own welcoming team as a house/guild/cluster/etc team?

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I find it unnecessary, when there are features on the site that gives people a welcome owl from their head of house and automatic messages from staff or other members of their house on their wall. There are also welcoming teams in most houses, so I just don't think it is necessary at all. Also if it were to come to other sites, the colour needs to be toned down, because it is way too bright.

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On WoP US, we have Welcoming Teams too! Except they are not pink-coloured, the house leaders hire them, and they only welcome new students from their own house. We already have it!

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In WoP US, each house has their own Welcoming Team. I'm part of the Gryffindor one, and I will say it would be nice if it was counted as an official job with different colored names.

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On ther German WoP we have each house an intern welcoming-team.