well as simple as that,it can be a thread at the garden grotto? Where the newcommers can meet an older member who can help them out around the forums and show them the ropes.
This would help the new guys to actually stay with us,im proposing something like this because I know how it is when you are the new member who has no friends,doesnt know what VM means or how to upload an image.
The adopters can be members who have been here for a reasonble amount of time, are friendly,good posters but more importantly;members willing to help the news. I know there is a good amount of people like that here so this might work.