Newbie Jump Start Thread

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  1. JALPak
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    Since I want to be like isn't what it used to be anymore. I guess I will start another thread to welcome all new MPers and help them get up to speed. If you just sign up or signed up for a long time but still haven't earned your Like/Original Member title, drop by and say hi and I will try my best (hopefully other experienced MPers too) to welcome you with my Like.

    Please keep this for newbie welcoming only please. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. And Welcome to MP! :)
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    Good thread. I second the motion; I always look for the people with zero or 10 points to welcome them.

    No one wants the feeling of walking into a party where it seems like everyone knows each other, and to then be ignored. We want everyone to get comfortable here.

    They should also feel comfy asking questions here or anywhere in the Newbie forum or throughout MP.
     
  3. Chimpy
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    This is a great idea, I will throw some their way as well.
     
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  4. JALPak
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    Now that only if there's some newbie coming in :) I like and agree with you guys 100% but sorry as I said, I won't be liking you in this thread if you are an original member :)
     
  5. kwai
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    No need to like us, but as newbies begin coming in this is a great idea. I'll help out where I can.
     
  6. ACMM
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    Agreed. I think we have all come across some interesting tidbits (some more than others), but those of us who have lived through the initial period can help others as they come on board.
     
  7. kwai
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    Which is exactly the intended effect.
     
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  8. DrG
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    I like the sentiment of this thread. I am happy to help a few friendly newbies obtain Member or Original Member status
     
  9. FlyingFree
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    Everybody here makes some good points...this is a community where our shared knowledge is so much more vast and useful than anyone of us, no matter how experienced, could possibly accumulate. Today's 'newbie' may be next years' 'expert' on a topic we need to learn more about. So, welcome one and all!
     
  10. JALPak
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    Well said FlyingFree! And a big welcome to our first New Member in this thread! Can't wait to learn more from you on MP :)
     
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    All experts were once newbies ....it is good to remember this no matter where you are on your journey here (and in life!) Hopefully we can all share our experiences with each other and learn more :)
     
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    I most certainly was. But I'm only an expert in what I've already done. And even tomorrow I'm doing something new again.

    BTW. I like the idea here. Good thread.
     
  13. travelingmore
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    Welcome to MP! - enjoy reading and learning and posting.
     
  14. weegiewife
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    Hello! I am a newbie here, though I recognize names from elsewhere. I am not a super frequent flyer, as I generally fly for leisure travel. Generally, I do try to chime in when I have some information that may be helpful or useful for other - this would typically be destination information. I hope to have something to offer here. For a clue as to the country I like best to visit, all you need to do is look at my avatar! Thanks!
     
  15. JALPak
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    Welcome to MP weegiewife! Looks like we share the same interest :) Would love to hear more from you in the future. There are a few visual travelogue threads on Japan which you might find it interesting. Below are the links to them


    For a complete list of visual travelogues, you can visit here: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/master-list-of-visual-feast-travelogue-photo-threads.2889/
     
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    Thanks JALPak! I'll be sure to check them out.
     
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    Hi everyone! I registered a few days ago, but I've mostly just been poking _lurking_ around the site. Hopefully I'll have something productive to add soon :)
     
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    Welcome jerseychris1 - look around and read and post - enjoy!
     
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  19. JetSet
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    What a great idea to welcome new members, help them dip their toes in and post.
    I'll help with likes for newbies[​IMG]
     
  20. How do you get the little images in your signatures?
     
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    You go into your profile on MP and choose the signature option. Once in there it is like any other post where you can put in text or cut and past images, like airline symbols and hotels. If you find a symbol you like, it is as easy as highlighting it in the post you find, and then copy and paste it into your signature.

    Welcome home!
     
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  23. Thank you both.
     
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  24. ACMM
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    Now all you need to do is get an great avatar to match your MP handle :) Same idea ... choose avatar in your profile and you can upload an image.
     
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  25. I have an avatar back at home. I'll find it eventually!! Thanks.
     
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