Well, of course NU/W has more threads. :p But yeah, I never found it very hard to read. I'm a quick reader. If it took 15-20 minutes, it was because of IP checks...
I think, next time we get a NU/W mod, we need to tell them "OMG DON'T IP CHECK EVERYONE YOU WILL WASTE YOUR LIFE AWAY". I think I caught one person the few months I modded there and it wasn't a big deal.
I think the big reason I don't welcome people anymore is because I did it so much when I had NU/W that I just don't have fun doing it anymore. T_T That and I'll feel like a robot... because that's how I felt then.
I wonder how much of my postcount is thanks to my NU/W days? XD
Well, NU/W has more threads... but very few people post in each one. So, my typical patrol really only takes me a maximum of 15-20 minutes - and that's if I'm being completely thorough. XD
As for IP checking, I used to literally look up every new members' IP address when they joined, but the loading time that takes and the fact that my internet isn't too great here at home... I look for suspicious behavior before I investigate these days. Which... usually means I end up looking up quite a few anyway. D;
Oh, and there's no way I could ever welcome every new member again. Did that for months on end... and I... I just can't do that anymore. D: I welcome the ones that catch my attention, or need a question answered.
No, not these days. I used to, back when I was in school. Instead of paying 100% attention to class, I'd write. 8D Well, less in college; I learned I actually had to pay attention to those classes. Now that I'm not really leaving the house, there's no need for paper.