There will be some downtime on December 7th, hopefully for only 30-45 minutes for a hardware upgrade. We do not have an exact time for this, so if you see the site go down - please do not panic! (But do let Qamra know!)
Hi Tobias! Welcome to Tar Valon.net! I'm a member of the Welcoming Committee and would love to say how glad I am you're here! Please don't hesitate to let me know if there are any questions I can answer for you or if you just want to chat. After you have 25 posts you can apply to become a Citizen. If you check the "stickies" at the top of the Introduction forum, it will give you directions how to accomplish this. This will open up more Forums for you to see and participate in.
Again, welcome! Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help.