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  • Author : CheerBear
  • support : 10
  • Topic : Forums news and feedback
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Hey everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

I remember spending a little time deciding which forum to join and this one feeling right from the start. I think it was the look and feel of here. I saw images being posted (something there wasn't anywhere else) and amazingly friendly people and decided to try here (and haven't looked back!).

I started by reading through the guidelines and terms and conditions etc. I need a clear understanding of rules and what's OK and not before I do anything and I appreciated being able to do that here. I then went across to the "introduce yourself here" thread. I don't remember how I got there but I found my way. I was able to ask a couple of questions including how to tag which I found super helpful. I had some lovely welcomes and early on the wonderful @Shaz51 included me in a few threads which helped me find my way around ๐Ÿ™‚ I signed up around the time a couple of new people had also signed up and we kind of seemed to make our way around together for a little while which felt good. I found the sign up process pretty easy and liked the way it clearly told me not to use my real name ehich set the anonymous tone for me.

The only thing that made it kind of tricky and got in my way was my own anxiety and nerves. It really helped to have people include me by replying when I posted and by tagging me around the place.

Not sure whether I have any ideas on how to improve sign up as I was lucky and found it easy enough. The thing I can see might be tricky is what to from there, if that makes sense, which I think many of us are working on often.

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