i can swear to that ^ 8)
careful grasping the Oath Rod. someone might take it for pre-initiation into the WT Org. i was just asking because it helps us know where to point you next.
correct me if i'm wrong :)
this server has three levels: administrator, moderator, & user (registered & unregistered). depending on how active you are over certain periods of time & in certain places, you can get promoted to expand how much control you have over different areas. it's really good to pay attention to what the forums on the main page have in their descriptions; those have undergone balefire so many times they can't be wrong. but if they are, do some funny dance & people will come running to see the commotion.
DM.COM has two main divisions: the ORG side and the RPG side. both divisions adhere to the WoT series.
if you're more serious about role-playing you should look at the RPG side. in which case, you should listen to everything eggy says because i haven't had the chance to get into that side of things, myself. i do know they have a ball of fun.
me, i like the ORG side. different ORGs are serious about different aspects of the books. i also find them easy & fun to get into.
also, you're not limited to one side. like you've already noticed, the discussion boards are always open to anyone at any time (though you could find your posts changing or disappearing at times depending on who is on at certain times). you can join both at once, but the amount of time commitment that takes sounds formidable. the people who have been active on both sides are the ones who do a lot of the administrative work. the moderators do lots of legwork because newbies like making them run around extra-much (or so i've heard ... *dons innocent newbie face*).
anyways. that's my bit for now, but really take this thread by the neck. it's yours for as long as you consider yourself a newbie here at DM.COM. we really try to answer all your questions so if you want clarification or more specific tips, keep doing what you've been doing & let us know here! *hugs* ... welcome again!