I stared reading this on Friday and finished this morning (I'm a slow reader).

In my veiw, this is a very friendly forum. I lurked for a while before joining in, but lurked a lot longer on say UK Climbing (not for the sensitive).

Anything like this is bound to get a bit cliquey (how do you spell that?) and is going to be subject to in-jokes etc. If I don't get something I ignore it.

I've found that most queries are answered in a sensible and informative way and the site and forum are both useful and fun.