New members usually make introduction threads with a short summary about themselves and more than often do they get friendly replies. However, what happens afterwards? I've had a small talk with new members here on the forums regarding how they get treated and how they feel around here, in PlagueFest. PlagueFest is of course, aiming to grow more and more with friendly and nice people however, how is this possible when we are pushing some of them away? I myself didn't think much about this until today when a new member decided to leave the community because of treatment not deserved. A few members I talked with even told me that they felt hated by some of the older members which of course can be a misunderstanding. There are cases however where this is untrue but I'm not going to talk about that now. Misunderstandings can be easily cleared up between people but what if the "victim" is completely convinced that people here actually hates him/her? Misunderstandings such as this shouldn't even occur in the first place. How far does one go if new members get the feeling that they are hated? Most probably too far. "Ignore them", is what people told them and to me as well. This doesn't seem to work that well. Take it easy on new members. Get to know them before you say or do something rash. Be as nice as y'all appear to be in their respectively introduction thread. Be awesome. Stay safe everyone and have a nice day.