Welcome to the madhouse, Cliodna. Though it’s been less mad of late. The last time I heard from Alex was when he appointed my husband Dave and myself as mods. At that time, he was wrapping up his book and trying to get some personal things tied up as well.
As far as posting here goes, I think Huli is right—quite a few of us have been bitten by the FaceBook bug, and tend to gravitate over there. I tend to poke in here and devour spammers throughout the day, but neglect to post most of the time. I’ll be working to correct that, though!
Again, welcome, and please stick around! Watch out for the aardvark, though. He likes to steal cookies.