Like I said, stay the fuck away from MTC. most of the insane stuff is in there. No Save Points is full of angst, so don't go in there if you want to preserve a good mood. Role Playing Games is pretty welcoming if you pick the right ones, gamer's central has some fanboys, but is overall pretty good, Tech Talk is basically "use linux, use firefox, shut up." set to repeat....anime manga and cosplay is a lot like the local anime and manga shop,,,,,story discussions is very calm and a good place to start for newbies.....am I forgetting anything?