But isn't using seventy smilies every single post half the fun of being a newcomer to any forum? You can do it all you want and nobody cares.
Anyway, welcome to the Guild, Zeebonator! If you need anything at all, whether it be a helping hand or you have a few questions that need answers, I'd be happy to be of assistance. I'd also recommend reading up on the Guild's guide if you haven't already. It has all the forum basics which are bound to be useful for any newcomer.