Jami, you are right about that and I have participated in them. What I more or less had in mind was rather than a thread being started, and then getting buried in the shuffle, was more of a category like we have on the main page, eg. Permaculture, Organic practices, etc.
Some forums have an "Introduce yourself" section at the top of the forum page. It kind of keeps it all together instead of the new member searching or having to start their own thread.
Just a suggestion to make it easier for the newbies and for us to get to know them.
I'll give it some thought about starting another one. I am afraid I would find myself bumping it to the top all the time.
Awh yes, this has been discussed and what we got was the 'Social Lounge' - here people can introduce themselves, hang out, meet permies singles or just chit chat.......... It's the permies place to do all things social *grin*
Paul isn't keen on adding new parts to the forum(s) - but who is to say what the future might hold. Not to get your hopes up, but you can always PM Paul with your needs and desires.
Thank you for clarifying what you were talking about
Paul said the other day he does not answer many PMs, and I'm not about to email him for something as trivial as this. Plus, he will probably see this thread anyway. I don't blame him for not wanting to add too many rooms. If he added every suggestion we had the landing page would go on forever.
I'm sorry I wasn't all that clear. I was trying to bring out that a new member has to guess where to post the introduction thread, and then, not everyone gets to see it. We're all pretty friendly here and it would be nice to give the new people a hearty welcome.