Good point, Hyperion! But my mother taught me that if people are too shy to introduce themselves, someone has to do it for them.
Most of the time, newbies at TVNL will overlook this forum, so I often lay out the welcome mat and hope they will find their way here, after they've posted a couple of times, and/or made the connection themselves. I think you'll like the folks you'll find here, even if you don't always agree with their politics and/or opinions on various topics.
I looked at the website you gave in your profile, too. Interesting site.
Please be sure to let us know how you found TVNL. Jesse, the founder, has written some excellent editorials on the main page you might enjoy reading, and I hope to see you here as often as you can make it.