Hi Joel. Below is a typical Appropedia welcome. When you have time, please add a photo and bio to your userpage.
Welcome to Appropedia. Please make yourself at home! If you need help, please check out the Help pages or leave me a message on my talk page.
Check your preferences and be sure you verify your email address and turn on email notification if you'd like it -- you can find out when your talk page, or any page on your watchlist, is modified. Please consider uploading some information about yourself to your userpage and feel free to upload a photo as well.
If you have a particular interest or project in mind, go ahead and start it! Feel free to leave me a note on my talk page if you have further questions, need help finding your way around, have a cool idea for a project, or just want to chat. Most importantly remember to be BOLD in your edits to pages. Others will come along and help out.
Glad to have you here, --Lonny