|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Fixed the Monastery and other typos.
Looks like the consensus view is no big spam mail, but the basic idea is OK. Text changed to reflect this so this node becomes where we want to direct new monks. As has been noted there are three possible ways to do this:
1. Send a link to here with the password email.
2. Send a /msg to each new user with the link.
3. Add a link to here to the new user's home node +/- an option to remove this link.
I think all three might be the best to ensure it has a fair chance of being seen by those who may benefit. The password email will stay short, the /msg can be removed with a single click, and the link on the home node keeps it available and if an optional remove this link checkbox is included you can ditch that easily to. There are a host of options in the user settings config already.
To test support for each of these options I have added three nodes, one for each option. I would invite you all to vote ++ for your preferred options, and - or nothing if you don't like them.
Sure I may get a few extra XP from this - maybe I will get all the voting nodes reaped :-( but as they say 1,000,000 XP and 2 bits buys you a cup of coffee.
If you want to vote without giving me XPs I have added a node where you can vote (-) to give me negative XPs to even the balance from voting.