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  1. Don Quixote

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    Having just read a thread about a new member attending his first rally and it not going to plan, I thought this might be a good idea for MHF.
    The badge we all wear ( or should do ) is yellow with our name or user name on it. What about new members wearing a yellow/blue badge for the first meet so experienced MHF members can see right away that they are new to the rally game. This system works in industry ( hard hats colour code ) so why not try it.
    I think this would make more attend who are to shy or those worried about being left out. Your thoughts?
     
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    Thinking more about this. On the rally forms can a line be added to ask if this is a members 1/2/3 time attending as I think after the third time their badges can be all yellow. This is NOT a "puppy walking" exercise, people are feeling left out here, so please no silly comments.
     
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    I expected better from you sir.
     
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    That's a nice thought @Don Quixote. We haven't been to a rally yet and I think that would make meeting people a bit easier if you're a bit reserved. If you didn't want to do it, you could just go for the full yellow badge from the start, your choice.
     
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    a bit of my dry humour john nothing meant by it :whistle2:
     
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    I think this could work, but also - if all people attending made a point of saying hello and introducing themselves to a new person, that would also go a long way and is more informal (that is what I try and do anyhows at other events)
     
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    On our first rally, about 4 years, ago we were given our name badges and a blue sticker was put on to indicate we were 'Newbies'.

    I thought this was a great idea and worked well. Everyone we spoke to then introduced us to the next people and so it went on.

    Maria & Andy
     
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    When Sundowners and ourselves did the rallies, we put a little round sticker on the badge of newbies, that worked but then I did try and park a newbie next to another and most of the time got on better, I think some might have ended up alcoholics. :LOL:
    Bob and Janie.
     
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    We were not given/offered badges (not that I was desperate for one!!!) at our meets been to 3 now all to go to the event in question rather that to go to "a meet". I did not feel particularly included or excluded but as we work on Saturday mornings I get the feeling that it's a bit like being a student who misses the start of freshers week and find everyone else has palled up. I do think it depends on the type of person you are and what interests you .
     
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