I don't want to stir the pot but are the post from the old Ultra Long range archived at all? If so where can I go to search through the old posts? There was considerable information in there and it would be a shame to loose it all.
I am not sure if this has been addressed as I have been away for quite some time and had not realized all the changes that the Forum was going through.
I think that your personaly welcoming the new members is great. Here is a thought for the chewing. Make their new presence quite noticeable by making a daily post with their screen names as the title. Put it in a "Welcome to New Members" topic page right on top of " The basics, Just starting out" That way it will show up in todays active posts (you were wondering how many of us use it. All of us that are pressed for time.)
Personalize the greeting by noticing something like, all todays new members are from the mid west or that they all contain the letter R or something silly and simple like that.
Maybe give them more questions in their profile so you have more to go on. Maybe they are all 6mm shooters or maybe they all bowhunt too.
Just a thought. Hope it inspires other ideas.
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!
Censorship!! Remove the passion and this becomes just another site. I love this sport and feel strongly about it. For this, "I say I'm sorry to no one." If the heat gets too hot in the Kitchen, then get out. I don't beleive in public humiliation but feel we can agree to disagree. There is nothing wrong with debate. Just my 2 cents.