Well, it seems that the introduction for most new OCN folders is asking their first question in the forum. I think it's time they had a chance to make themselves known before that.
So, for any folding newcomers, here's your chance to introduce yourselves. There's a fairly active folding community on OCN, so you'll get a nice welcome here.
And plenty of help in the rest of the Folding Forum, if you need it.
The Essential Threads has all the guides you'll need to get started, as well as CPU/GPU PPD Databases to estimate your output before you start.
Also, anyone who folds on a multi-CPU rig, check our Coremageddon.