A Note to Senior Members

Discussion in 'Ask the White Tower' started by Raeviendha al'Toma, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. Raeviendha al'Toma

    Raeviendha al'Toma Accepted

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    I know this is off-topic to this thread, but I wanted to say as a Citizen (formerly as of day before yesterday :)) I wish more Senior Members would come to the forums and threads that Citizens can see.... I see so many names that I don't know, and I'm assuming they are Senior Members staying in their respective private forums. I think Citizens miss out on the opportunity to meet more members and get a really good idea of the different people and personalities that make up the site. So with that being said... I love Tar Valon so much and I am so thankful I found it. I love the people I've met.
     
  2. Syera Faelron

    Syera Faelron Aes Sedai

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    There are the Tavern type threads, olde warder and hen. That as a Citizen, Accepted and beyond can see and post in. Only Novices and recruits are not allowed until they progress :)
     
  3. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Director of Community Outreach

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    It's like a hermitization rule: become a Senior Member, hide in private forums. :p Silly SMs! They wear themselves out from the level grind and take long vacations. But as you go through the ranks, you'll see more of them. ;)
     
  4. Eli Soljourn

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    Chat is also a great place to meet people. It's how I met my 2 sponsors back when I was a citizen. One of them still comes to chat fairly regularly. We're always happy to see people drop in.
     
  5. Dralyn Montsier

    Dralyn Montsier Aes Sedai Aes Sedai

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    Yeah, I know that I retreated to private forums once I was no longer an Officer. Dealing with the daily grind in all the forums definitely wore me down, and I took a while out of public forums. A lot of us tend to cycle through being more active in public forums and being less active. Events such as anni bring us out in greater numbers. :)
     
  6. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    If it's any comfort, I post in the private forums with about the same frequency as the public ones. :p

    A major part of the problem, and the reason I don't post more is because it feels like about 99.9% of the threads on the site are based around spam, inside jokes, or just random stuff....*especially* in the forums that citizens can see...and it's just not that enjoyable to me. It's not that I don't like y'all, because I'm sure I would....it's more that I just don't know what to talk about, and just trading emoticons or random comments gets boring after a while. :cheese

    I do lurk in the discussion halls (all but the sports one, really) because the threads there actually have a topic/some substance besides emoticons...if more people participated in those you'd probably get to know me better. :look I also lurk in chat a lot, but it feels like that's awfully quiet for the most part. :(
     
  7. Kelgan al'Moranwin

    Kelgan al'Moranwin Aes Sedai

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    For my part, I have just two or three public forums where I participate (or even lurk), but if you're there you've almost certainly seen me. That's really been the case since I was a Recruit. It's just a question of right place, right time.
     
  8. Ben al'Den

    Ben al'Den Gaidin

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    I'm a cycler, like Dralyn. I'll try to post a bit more outside of my company though. Consider me appropriately chastised. :p
     
  9. Raeviendha al'Toma

    Raeviendha al'Toma Accepted

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    I in no way meant this as any kind of chastisement or anything negative! I'm so sorry if it came across like that.... I was just saying that ... oh hell, I don't know what I was saying. I guess I was seeing a whole bunch of names at the bottom, where it shows who's on, but I never actually saw those people... I'm a tad over-eager and want to know everyone, or at least most everyone.

    I do apologize if this was taken in the wrong context. Ninya Sedai I understand what you mean about some of the forums.... some days it feels good just to goof off. I have posted in the CE forum (*salute Kelgan Gaidin*) and some of the others on the General forum, but I"m not a gamer, I have only basic knowledge of computers, and I think I'm older than 95% of the people on here, so I don't get a lot of what's going on like in the Entertainment/Technology threads. So I feel kind of inadequate I guess to post on some of those forums.

    Gah, I wasn't trying to say anything negative. I hope people don't take it the wrong way.
     
  10. Brandegoris Al'Mor

    Brandegoris Al'Mor Citizen

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    Your awesome BFF!!!!! :) i get what ur saying! i Too look at the bottom wher it says 90 users online and i dont seem to ever see any of em!! :) makes me SAD! I wanna interact with everyone! Tee Hee :giggle
     
  11. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    :hug Rae! I'm sure its ok :) It's out of the desire to get to know more SMs, and I know just from being a novice that sometimes its easy to forget when your posting on the more private forums, that not everyone can see them. It happens lol :hug
     
  12. Brandegoris Al'Mor

    Brandegoris Al'Mor Citizen

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    for instance..i will NEVER meet enough Gaidin that will be willing to sponser me if i cant get to know them! Or MAYBE that will make them NOT want to sponser me? LOL Who knows!
     
  13. Eli Soljourn

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    Brandegoris, you don't need to be sponsored by Gaidin. Aes Sedai work just as well. I was sponsored by Aryawnah Sedai and Dralyn Sedai.
     
  14. Ariadne Davion

    Ariadne Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai

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    I will admit I go through phases of activity... :look
     
  15. Brandegoris Al'Mor

    Brandegoris Al'Mor Citizen

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    Eli Gaidin! Thats awesome! I wasnt aware. :)
     
  16. Ty al'Djinn

    Ty al'Djinn Mod for Life Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    You come like the wind, like the wind poke everyone, and then like the wind, you are gone?

    XD
     
  17. Kyla Sterling

    Kyla Sterling Evil Overlord / TVT Assistant Editor Aes Sedai TVT Editor

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    I sponsor people if they're patient enough to go through my exhaustive interrogation.
    :p


    Can't go around sponsoring willy-nilly, you know. Must maintain high standards and all that.



    Oh, and....erm....posting. Yes. I sometimes forget there's a world outside the Tower forums. (But it's a spammy world, and I frighten easily.)
     
  18. Ariadne Davion

    Ariadne Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai

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    The irony of truth in your statement has made me lawl. XD :rofl
     
  19. Ty al'Djinn

    Ty al'Djinn Mod for Life Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    Why frighten? We're all just folks. :)
    Also, Interrogations suck. They're hot and sticky and uncomfortable with people yelling at you <,<



    And Arie Sedai, you'd figure the head of the gray would be more ecumenical in her poking XD

    We all want attention! :p
     
  20. Morwynna Raevyn

    Morwynna Raevyn Aes Sedai

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    I occasionally drag myself out of White. I even sponsored someone for the Tower recently and I haven't done that in years!
     
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