I know only to well how hard it is to take over the reins of an establsished and well run place. For me at has always been face to face rather than a forum, but there you kind of have to get yourself out there and say Hi to everyone, or it really doesn't work.
The thing is, if you don't get in there quick there will be hundreds of rumors about who you are and what you are about. It is up to each person to work out what works for them, but I guess Alex and I may expect different things to some of you.
“Never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity”