Suggestion for Newbie Upgrade Bennie?

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    Hi, Folks!

    I'm Paravani, and I'm not just a creative thinker, I'm a very polite (though annoyingly and persistently truthful) creative thinker.

    So I'm happy to be here, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you longtimers who have welcomed me with words -- or even better, with words and reps!

    See, as a newbie with fewer than 10 posts, this is the only way I can thank you. My reps are worth zero, so I can't thank you with even a single rep point; I can't PM my thanks until I have 50 posts; and I can't even leave a note as a visitor until I have ten posts.

    What's a newbie to do? Being rude and ungrateful just isn't my style!

    So here's to thank:

    Foxfyre
    Serenn
    MHunterB
    SFC Ollie
    Shelzin
    MeBelle60

    ... who all gave me rep points and welcome, just because they're lovely people.

    Thanks to all of you, and I hope that you see this here.

    Suggestions for enhancing the newbie experience:

    Maybe the PTB might consider setting initial rep power at 1 instead of zero, so us humble newbies can at least say thanks that way? "1" isn't enough to impact anyone if a newbie abuses the system and leaves stupid negs everywhere; and it really isn't significant as a positive rep, either. It's just something, a tiny something, so that a thank you from a newbie isn't a zero...

    Next idea: Maybe newbies could "upgrade" their registration for perks like the immediate ability to PM or leave a visitor's post? Since it costs money, it's unlikely to be abused much... I mean, who wants to pay for a year's subscription, only to be immediately banned?

    ... Just a couple of thoughts, anyway...

    Paravani
     
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    Thank you, MadScientist and RosieS, for the rep points! I do so appreciate it!

    Paravani
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    sealadaigh BANNED

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    hi new guy. welcome.
     
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    Thanks, Noomi and uh... Seal?

    ;-D


    Nisqually? Hey, I know where that is! I live on Canyon Creek, in Granite Falls -- nice place, we just moved here from nearby urbanopolis.

    So, have you lived near Pugetopolis for long?

    Paravani
     
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    Welcome to the USMB ! :)
     
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    Welcome to USMB, paravani. Hope you enjoy the boards. When you have 20 posts under your belt, you can begin some things like posting pictures, etc. Love your avie, I'm an amateur ornithology enthusiast. :)
     
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    .... and now I'm so C-O-O-L... :cool:


    I'm SO glad to have those restrictions off!

    I've been having to break the links in quoted posts because I wasn't allowed, (I guess I see the reason for that, but it's still annoying), and I've had to come up with creative ways to thank people or respond to them, since I wasn't able to PM them back.

    Thanks for reps and/or welcome words to

    uscitizen
    GallantWarrior
    Strollingbones
    freedombecki
    adeel_sami
    Ancient Lion

    I hope I haven't left anyone out -- you've all been so kind to welcome me here.

    Paravani


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    Hello0o00o0o00 and welcome :)
     
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