Feel free to post and start threads here when the big ship is down.
Rules of conduct are the same here as there. I've disabled PMs but you can still communicate privately with members via email (provided they allow it).
I'm new at this, and don't have the time nor the inclination to go hog wild jazzing up the place, so you can figure on the setup here staying pretty much plain vanilla with the one catch-all general topic area. Should you have questions about how the board works, if I'm not around to "help" (at this point my guess may be as good as yours), you may find other pirates who know their way around Proboards who can ably assist you.
Well, that's all for now... do drop a line as you come in for the first time and have fun here while you're here, so much as can be had 'til the big ship comes back on-line eh?