It seems that few of the newer users are using the chat, maybe they feel a bit excluded like they are not welcome. Because you only usually see a certain group of People on the chat because the newer users do not think they will make friends. Most of us already say "Welcome to the site" when we see a new user on the chat, but a lot of the time they are excluded from the conversation after that. I suggest that maybe we set up a few users to welcome them further as part of what they do. Example when we see a new user we say "Welcome to the Pokemon database" then follow it up with several tips, and suggestions and try to help them to be better users. Not only will this make more people attracted to the site, but it will reduce the amount of bad questions and answers on both the Pokebase and the Battle subway. I would suggest that we have some users who are frequently on the chat to join in. Also maybe when we see a new user make a post we welcome them there and invite them to chat some time for a proper welcome.
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