Hello ChaosLegend, welcome to Smogon! Feel free to hop onto IRC and join #mentor. We will do whatever we can to help you. I go on IRC as Andrew so feel free to shoot me a PM or ask me on IRC if you have any questions so your time at Smogon can be easy for you :)
Hey ChaosLegend, welcome to Smogon! Don't let the bad posters get you down; Smogon's a great place (...if a little addictive...) and you're bound to have a good experience. If you have any questions about the forum, feel free to ask me or any of the other Smogon Mentors. Cheers!