May 2nd, 2012
The Ravelry Welcome Wagon group was founded in November 2007. Over the past few years they have sent well over 1 million messages (!!) to new users shortly after they joined, welcoming each new Ravelry member with a friendly letter introducing them to some basic Ravelry information and reaching out to them as a fellow Raveler. When the Welcome Wagon was first founded, Ravelry had about 500 new members each day. These days, there are about 1,800 new members every day!
Some time ago, the Welcome Wagon moderators decided that it was time to close down the group, as the time commitment was substantial and we here on the Ravelry staff have been working to increase the help information and tutorials available on the site. April 30 was the last day that letters were sent, and today, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered with the Welcome Wagon over the years! You all are a big part of what makes Ravelry so wonderful.
Thank you so much, Welcome Wagoneers! You have helped make Ravelry a happier place, and we are so proud to have you in our community. We are so thankful for everything you have done – and we hope that you have even more time to knit and crochet now!