2) As you may or may not know, bashou , the creator and longtime maintainer of this lovely community has abdicated his throne and, in case you hadn't guessed it by now, he left me in charge.
2.a) bashou has done such a great job of setting this place up and keeping it going, I don't expect the community to change much. Hell, you may not even notice.
3) Since I'm just one person, and not nearly as much of a rockstar as bashou , I've asked andalusi and toodani to help out (and they've agreed) (so if you've got a problem, challenge, issue, or just feel like emailing someone, you can contact one of us) (how do we feel about my use of parentheses? Too many?)
4) While I already said that I don't expect the community to change and I don't have any immediate plans to revise the rules or any of that stuff, if you've got any suggestions, or any way you'd like to see the community improve, I'm open for suggestions
5) I've never been a mod before, so... try to cut me a bit of slack, at least at first, okay?
5.a) Anyone want to make me a mod icon?
6) I don't have much more to say, but I thought 5 items was a bit brief.
7) Do you think 7 is too many?
8) Was this intro post really necessary?