1. this is the code i am using to welcome people to my guild but I would like it to wait 5-10 seconds before sending the message... how do i do this?

    local function ProcessSystemMsg(msg)

    place = strfind(ERR_GUILD_JOIN_S, "%s", 1, true)
    n = strsub(msg,place)
    name = strsub(n, 0,(strfind(n,"%s") or 0)-1)
    if format(ERR_GUILD_JOIN_S,name) == msg then
        return "join",name
    end 
    

    end local function HandleSystemMsg(event, ...)

    local msg = select(2,...)
    local p, playerName = ProcessSystemMsg(msg)
    
    if p == "join" then
        --Edit the line below to make your own message.
        SendChatMessage("Welcome " .. playerName .. ", If you (or anyone else) are interested in joining our raid team please send a mail to Willybob.", "GUILD", nil)
    end
    

    end k = CreateFrame("Frame") k:RegisterEvent("CHATMSGSYSTEM") k:SetScript("OnEvent", HandleSystemMsg)

    There's a new function you can use. C_Timer.After(duration, callback) – Calls the callback after duration seconds.

    Try this change to the last line of your code:

     local function ProcessSystemMsg(msg)
         place = strfind(ERR_GUILD_JOIN_S, "%s", 1, true)
         n = strsub(msg,place)
         name = strsub(n, 0,(strfind(n,"%s") or 0)-1)
         if format(ERR_GUILD_JOIN_S,name) == msg then
             return "join",name
         end 
     end 
    
     local function HandleSystemMsg(event, ...)
         local msg = select(2,...)
         local p, playerName = ProcessSystemMsg(msg)
         if p == "join" then
             --Edit the line below to make your own message.
             SendChatMessage("Welcome " .. playerName .. ", If you (or anyone else) are interested in joining our raid team please send a mail to Willybob.", "GUILD", nil)
         end
     end 
    
     k = CreateFrame("Frame") 
     k:RegisterEvent("CHATMSGSYSTEM") 
     k:SetScript("OnEvent", C_Timer.After(5, HandleSystemMsg))