Here's how it works: each entry in this thread was posted by a different adopter or adoption team. Each post contains the adopter names, a summary of their interests and expertise, a welcome message, and a link to the adoption thread they sponsor. Please browse this thread, choose an adopter who appeals to you, and click the link. Read the opening post in the adoption thread, then post your own message.
Adoption is an informal process, intentionally so, because new board members have different needs and inclinations. You may enjoy spending some time getting to know your adopter and the others who post in the adoption thread, that's absolutely fine. Or you may only want to ask a single question and that's fine too. Adopters are committed to making their threads a warm and welcoming place where you can pose questions, ask for advice, and generally get acquainted with the site. They were chosen for their friendliness, knowledge and experience.
- To paraphrase Strider, "You can do as you like about my offer: take me as a guide or not. But I may say that I know all the forums between Welcome! and The One Ring, for I have wandered them for many months. I might prove useful."/size]
We are not currently accepting applications for new adopters. At such time as we decide to open the floor to new people, we will post an email address to which applications can be mailed and expected requirements.
Potential adopters should have been an active member of the forums for at least six months and in good standing with the administration. A few minor warnings will not disqualify a person but a history of conflict with the staff and/or any temporary ban may preclude participation in this program.