I have an idea. I can implement it, but I would like to get others' opinions on it before I do so.
Title Newbie info upon login
Short description Give a new user useful info they don't normally get right away.
Full description Upon login there would be a paragraph or so telling the user about news, lj_maintenance, etc. The user would then be given the option to turn off this information, so they never have to see it again.
new users would get very useful information right away
may cut down on support requests? (Just a guess)
more clutter on /login.bml
annoyance? (shouldn't be a problem, since one could turn off the message)
new userprop (newbieinfo or similar): 1 by default.
have /login.bml include text from a file, similar to the Big Blue Box on /support/
following the text would be a button checkbox to turn off the message. Checking the button checkbox and clicking "Save Options" would set the new userprop to 0.
I wouldn't suppose there would need to be a way to turn the message back on, but it could be handled in the admin console.
What does everyone think of this?
Update: If this suggestion is liked, could someone from lj_support or lj_userdoc write the newbie information?