I apologize for not welcoming you to our forums sooner. I'm getting slower as I get older. I usually give a few pointers since an open forum is sometimes daunting. We're a rowdy bunch on occasion but mostly good peeps.
I'd read the rules, they've served us well over the years, and then I'd play around with the forum software. There are bells and whistles I haven't discovered yet!
Lurk a bit to get to know the players and then post a hello in the Intro Forum. If you have any questionscheck the FAQ, use the search function and post in the help forum.
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