I am a long-time lurker on this and other Buddhist forums. I am co-moderator of the humble but friendly (last-remaining) LiveJournal Buddhist community. (http://buddhistgroup.livejournal.com/
) If you are ever on LJ please drop in and say hello.
I have been studying and practicing the Dhamma for the last 20 years. My primary interests are Early-to-Medieval Indian Buddhism, Paali, and Buddhist Philosophical Ethics. I am not a Theravadin, so I hope I am still welcome here, but my interests and practice overlap mostly with the interests and practice of Theravada. I don't like to stir up debates with traditionalists, as I have learned that it is both futile and infantile. Nevertheless, I may occasionally participate in one of the several heated conversation threads on this forum if I feel like I have something constructive to offer.
My main interest in joining the board is to help bolster my Paali studies. I only started learning Paali about a year ago, so while I can not read fluently yet, I can digest a short Sutta after an hour or two. :-)
It is a pleasure to meet you all.