)Step #4 - The ins and outs of lurking"Lurk" before you leap.
Before you post a message, or jump into any conversation, 'lurk' a little. When you are ready to post a message keep it to the same topic and be concise. On the same note, don't waste peoples time by posting gibberish or by repeating yourself, this will make you very unpopular.
Principles Before Personalities: The 12th Tradition 24.
Obsessions: Identifying Them And Dealing With Them 44.
Many websites also like you to create a profile, this gives you a chance to let the other Users know a little about you - however it's not the place to enter any personal details, not even your surname.