Any organization is improved with the addition of 'fresh blood'
(Dr Drib, back away.....
If you are new here, or have just been 'lurking' for a while, you'll notice many of the same names pop up quite often.
It may seem like we're a 'clique'. You may feel a tad overwhelmed, by all the different forums, threads, conversations.
Never mind......we were all new once. Heres what you do.
Join in on any, and every, conversation that interests you. Pro or con, whatever your thoughts are, let us know.
Jump in constantly. There are no 'closed' conversations here.......regardless of how it may seem. The more you post, the more familiar your name will become.
Lilac Jive is a good example. When she started, I thought she would never shut up. (JK, LJ.
Happy_Terd is another. Somehow, when you join in on different threads often, you seem to kind just 'slide in'.....and before you know it........you're a regular! We don't bite (except for Dr. Drib and I think his teeth come out at night) and we don't intentionally ignore.
Start a new conversation on something. Ask questions. Never hesitate to ask questions, no matter how 'dumb' they may seem to you. Maybe someone else wants to know the same thing.
Another way to join in on the fun? Help us "welcome" the new posters. You can check the "Introduce Yourself" forum for new posts, or just say "welcome" as they pop up. You don't have to be an "old hand" to say "hi".
Just one thing to remember. You must follow posted guidelines on whatever you post. Here is a link.
Remember.....we are a world wide forum. Members from places you never dreamed of all over the globe come here to learn and play. We're like a "microorganism" of the real world. I guarantee after a while you'll learn lots of great information on different cultures.
We do share one thing. We all love to read.
So........c'mon. Join us. Just watch out for the Monkey Boy, the llamas, the squirrels and the dogs and the cats, and the ferrets.