Hi my name is stephen but most people call me steve i was born in yes you guessed it 1980 im a joiner of 17 yrs i live in northern ireland as my profile shows if you need any more details debit credit card etc please feel free to ask
There's two main types of folks that come here to post questions about how to make, design, or finish a project:
(1) some who after they get an answer, are never heard from again an have not made a personal contribution to the forum. However, a question can be a "contribution" in that it generates answers by our other members with their skills, techniques and info.
(2) some who are truly interesting in improving their skill and stick around to contribute nor ask more questions. Sometimes we find out that a simple question or statement by a new member reveals a wealth of experience on their part and they become a valuable member.
Introductions are not "required", but they give us some background as to your age, experience, location, shop equipment and tools which is not only informative, BUT answers or advice is often "location" oriented. IE the UK or Australia has different material and tool resources than the USA.
We also occasionally get a new member who wants to sell something, needs an employee for some job position etc. but they have not reached the 25 mandatory post requirement to place a Classified ad.
Some are just spammers, other are sincere folks. This is why we ask for an introduction, to help weed out the spammers and distinguish the more serious members. FYI.