I read the 'Suggestion for the Mods' thread that appeared the other (I'm sure most of you have seen it) and it seemed to that part of the initial poster's concern was with new members being scared away by the Mods and their recorded behaviour in the Realm. I'm not here to talk about that, but about something I've been thinking of from just after I joined. This community feels very tight-knit and friendly, but for people who don't automagically 'click' here, like myself, it's somewhat intimidating to try to fit in. None of the people here are cruel or mean to other members, it's just that the existing friendliness and familiarity makes it feel almost like a school clique. It's almost as if a new member (though honestly this more about myself) has joined in half-way through a term where everyone knows everyone else very well. Trying to slip into that routine and find a place suddenly becomes very awkward, particularly when the Chat is involved, as there seem to be numerous inside jokes and taboos. Now I fully expect this topic to be locked or deleted as it is a rather unpleasant observation for someone to make about themselves: a lack of social skills through nuture rather than nature. Sometimes though, stuff needs to be gotten off the chest and I don't believe in blogs or social networking sites (mostly as I know no one will read them). Perhaps in the mean-time I can see what you think (though I think I'm making fairly good guesses already).