Welcome to Stampboards-I'm sure youll have lots of fun and pick up useful info on the way like the rest of us
You might like to put a post on the first thread-the Rollcall. This is where new member can post to introduce themselves.
Re adding pictures, its quite simple.
There is the whole photobucket.com option which is great but an easier way initially is just to:
*find an image on the web
*right click on the image and you will get a mini-drop down menu-the last thing on the menu is 'properties'
*click on properties and you will see a url in the centre eg
*click on this url to highlight then 'cut' it (Control C)
*paste it into your stampboards message box (Control V)
*highlight it again
*click on [img] box at the top of the message box
(this will put it into a format enabling it to show up on your message properly)
*then click preview to check it appears ok in your message then click submit
Look forward to seeing your images