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Yato Away
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No Introductory

Looking back, I've been on this forum for over a year.. And it turns out I never even made an Introductory thread XD

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I didn't make an intro till I had made some posts, and that was for formality sake.

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No Introductory

Same for me as well. It took a little time till I made my own introduction thread....

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No Introductory

I never made an introduction either. Ohwait...

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Neither did I make an intro thread. Generally speaking, it's probably for the best that I didn't make one.

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Yeah...

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RE: No Introductory

Sure, make an introduction thread. Biggrin

I'm not sure why everyone voted no... :(

Not everyone makes one right away, but one way or another, introducing a bit about your backstory, situation, interests, hopes and dreams, plans for the future, and so on is a good thing. It helps people get to know each other, understand where they're coming from, and so on.

Of course, it's possible to talk about all those things in posts and conversations beyond an intro post... but I'm in favor of encouraging intros. (Actually, I'm planning on making a guide to writing introductions.)

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(In my case, I never made an intro thread... I didn't really know what to write... but on that note... I'm going to go check out my early posts.)

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I posted a couple times before I wrote my introduction. Considering how I was back then, I'm lucky I didn't post anything worse. (And Darth-mat & Soul replied to my intro thread, too. Considering how my first thread didn't get any replies...)
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