There's no point in beating around the bush; let's be candid. There've been some stability and functionality issues on Political Forum for quite some time now, and one of the results of that is that a number of posters became disenchanted with the forums and moved on to other discussion boards. We've been working very hard behind the scenes for months now to correct those performance issues and restore Political Forum to its rightful position as the absolute preeminent political discussion forum on the internet, and as we've reestablished stability we're seeing more and more of those posters migrating back. We thought this thread would be a good venue for some of those who've been gone a while to reintroduce themselves to old friends, and say hello to newer posters who may not remember them. So, have at it. For those of you who've been away for a while, tell us a little bit about who you are and what you're about. Don't be shy - kick that door down, yell "Honey, I'm home!", and give us all a chance to properly welcome you back! Please note - this is the official "welcome back" thread. Any returning member who reintroduces themselves in one of the unofficial threads does so at their own risk, as their welcome may not be considered valid.