Why greet the guests if they just leave anyway?
I’m often asked this so I thought I’d post something on it. First of all keep our objective in mind. To make the webcam community grow. Greeting the guest and getting them involved with the current conversation is the best way to make them feel welcome. In my first IRC Chatrooms I landed in, years ago, I was greeted. That made me want to stay. If I weren’t greeted and made to feel welcomed that day, I may not have stuck with it.
By greeting the guest we have the chance of making them stay just a moment longer. This can be a wonderful thing. If that guest stays just a moment longer, reading your text, we have a better chance of another person joining during that time. The first user sees people joining the room and a growing dynamic webcam community. The chat room will at that point start to grow. I’ve done it over and over.
Also remember we’re looking for that one-in-a-million chatter. You know the ones. The ones like every single one of you. Greeting is the best way to start that search.