Originally Posted by Rarechild
My suggestion: When someone becomes a member, a welcome e-mail or private message is sent to their inbox. It has links to definition post,rules, other stickies, and information on using the search feature. ("If you have a question, you can also use the search feature which is located...")
Maybe even language such as, "Once you've settled in, feel free to introduce yourself to the group" or similar. Really clear and encouraging.
This is a great idea. I'm all for accessibility and open welcoming communication. An auto-generated e-mail seems to be a great solution for all of that. And I really like the spirit behind the idea