Welcome to The Sand Trap community. We hope you enjoy our blog, forum, wikis, product and course listings, and most importantly, your fellow members.
Our basic rules (summary: use common sense and act like an adult) can be found right here. Our FAQ (frequently asked questions) also help, and they are here.
Eventually you'll become an Established Member, and this information will be relevant. We have a few other user groups here as well, like "Forum Leader" and "Instructor/Pro," but for now everyone starts out as a "Registered User" and will eventually become an "Established Member."
If you're wondering when you get to have a neat-o signature, look at this thread about signatures.
This site has positive reputation (the little "thumbs up" you'll see at the bottom of posts, images, reviews, etc.).
Everyone starts with 10 reputation points. You can earn more by contributing to conversations, as other members can give you a "thumbs up" and leave a comment. These "thumbs ups" add points to your reputation, and after only two (to get to 12 points total), any "thumbs ups" you give to others will count for them!
If you want to learn about reputation levels, bonuses, and more, check out the Reputation Wiki article.
To report a post as offensive, off-topic, or otherwise inappropriate, please click the little flag button at the bottom of the post. A moderator will act on the email promptly.
Please do not forget that this forum is not all this site offers. If you ask in the forum for a review of a set of clubs, please check the blog first to see if we've done one of our comprehensive reviews. Search the main site - and google or another search engine - for answers to questions (and indicate that you've done so) before asking in the forum.
If you post a URL to a commercial site within the first several posts you make on this site, you may be regarded as a spammer. If so, your posts will be removed and account will be banned.