Off-topic / chit-chat

Forums

My first forum post: I need forum tips/tricks/hacks/advice/life lessons/avuncular wisdom

I'm a literal baby. Forums are pretty much like pagers to me. I have never used a forum ever before in my life. I have been lurking for a long time though so I'm not completely helpless. What is this particular corner of the internet like? Are there any fun or crucial things I should know about Verge's sprawling community?

Here is a picture of my Moto G home screen:

Disgusting homescreen

What?