hmmm true. Could we as members perhaps send the new members a message manually through the PM system. You know as soon as they join we could send them a message. I'de be glad to do it but someone would have to pm me a list of the new members or a page were I could access it myself. We could make it a requirement to post in the rules section ensuring they read it and we could tell if and when they posted their by looking at recent posts on the profile. IF they don't post their then we will asume that they didn't read the rules and give them a warning of a temporary ban or being left out of the other forums.
We could have a group of people called the welcoming committee or some such thing like that.