Most people have gotten the hang of the Welcome button, but I'm still finding a lot of posts in my queue that could have been a simple Welcome with a post in the new member's Profile. What I will now be doing after a Newbie has posted an introduction is to close the thread. The Welcome button can still be used to say hello and Welcome to the new member but any comments beyond that will need to go to their Profile.
The Thanks and Welcome buttons have greatly assisted in freeing up my time so that I can continue adding new material to the main portion of the site and post the messages in the queue more quickly. I really appreciate your using these new features that are intended to help make the Board run more smoothly!