|Hi there saturn03, thank goodness you got here safely, weíve all been wanting to meet you for ages. |
Donít be afraid, at least not yet.
My name is Fizzymouse, and Iím a researcher just like you, but Iíve been hanging around here for quite a while and sort of know the form. I joined a group called the ACEs who do the BBC a favour by welcoming all newcomers. My friends around here call me Fizzy Ė so why donít you.
Now that you know who I am Iíll tell you why Iím *really* here.
Hootoo, as we affectionately call h2g2, is a really big place - but at the same time itís quite an enclosed community, so it pays to take your time and get a feel for the place. For a while you will be referred to by some people as a newbie, thatís a term of endearment for newcomers Ė not an insult! Hootoo isnít a chat room, but there are places where chat happens at MiscChat, or Askh2g2. You may want to lurk around for a while without posting, thatís okay, and how most of us start out.
As well as the Edited Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything, we have our own newspaper ThePost, and an underguide, so Iím sure youíll find something you like somewhere around the place.
You may be here because you love the works of Douglas Adams, or you may have stumbled upon us through an internet search, but why ever you are here Ė welcome, and if youíre interested in adding to our living, growing guide please read the Writing-guidelines and weíll see you in PeerReview.
Oh, before I forget, there are some really important HouseRules, which you should take a read through, as well as some netiquette A3766070, just to keep you right.
Before I go you might want to find out how to make the smileys - theyíre all here A155909, and if you want to dress up your Personal Space youíll find some help with guideml here A187229.
If you want to reply to me all you have to do is click the reply button which will be somewhere around the bottom left of this message. Before you know it youíll have made your first post. Oh, one last thing I should share with you - once you post something you canít edit or change it, so do use the preview button Ė just to save any .