There has been a suggestion to post only the link to the welcome post when a new member introduces him/herself for the first time on NSF. However, there will be no generalizing of our WELCOME POST. Each new member will continue to receive a warm, personal welcome.
Demo -- I'm a bit unclear -- couldn't you continue to give the warm, personal welcome, but one which would not need to list all of the lengthier listing of articles, google-searching, etc. I.e. there can still be a briefer, "Welcome, [specific person], etc." but then with a link to a designated place on the new forum that lists all the specific details? That would seem to preserve the 'personal' side, and cut down on the length.
Long-time, no-post. At any rate, I like this idea!