Welcome to the forums formerly of BackyardMetalcasting.com here now on AlloyAvenue.com. I know it doesn't look very nice now (not that the previous place looked much better) but as the weeks go by improvements will be made and things will start looking and funtioning better (for example; the smilies aren't showing up for some reason).
And of course other features will be turned on (if they aren't already) like avatars, etc. Just give me some time to figure this stuff out. Feedback is welcome.
Thanks and happy posting, blogging, etc.
P.S. Don't be shy about posting a blog or article on the forum main page (the "home" tab on the top left of this page). That home page needs some relevent stuff anyways. Currently there are some articles about how to use some of the site's features.