I joined a while back in 2012 but haven't been posting much until now. I think I was afraid to due to previous forum experiences years ago. I absolutely hate forums where things are not discussed so much as "shouted" about, with opinion "inflicted" rather than shared. I think this place is singularly well populated with a lot of sincere, polite, and talented photographers, and the moderation must work well also. I SWORE I wouldn't be joining any more forums after leaving other non-photography forums years ago, and reading what went on in some current forums on a regular basis. If I ever appear to be heavy handed, please let me know. I do have strong opinions, but I TRY to make my "internet voice" appropriate. Sometimes I may not realize how I come off though so I welcome polite correction, lol. Glad to be here and to be meeting you all.