If you are a new member of the community, welcome!
You should have received a private note from @laura or myself as well, but I thought I would post a handy list of NEXT STEPS that might help you to make the most of the community.
Check your ‘Display Name’ - we use this to know who we are speaking to and how to address you. It is important that this has your REAL name, not a copy of your username, and our guidelines require you to list it for transparency reasons.
Why not add a photo? It is much more social to interact with people you can see, or imagine, than to letters.
Tell us about yourself. There are two ways: (1) Add a short biography to your profile so all members have a way to get to know you by clicking on your avatar [ONLY members get to see this], and (2) add a post to the introductions thread and get a chance to add a few more details to this story
Choose how often the site will send you a ‘digest’. By default, you will get a summary email every 3 days to tell you what were the most popular posts since your last visit. You can modify this to daily, or weekly, depending on your preferences. Note, this is always based on your ‘last visit’, so if you visit regularly anyway you will not receive emails, only if you stay away for more than 3 days. We hope this is a reasonable balance.
There are plenty more way, but hopefully this will get you started and help you make the most of what is a very friendly and busy community already.
If you have any questions, please let me know