Hey I read your intro thread, how could you possibly not feel accepted? Actually we just seem to have gotten a large influx of youngish (definately sub thirty) girls joining the forum who seem to spend most of their badminton related time drooling over the players (not that there's anything wrong with that) rather than actually playing the game. Admittedly we have gotten a couple that seem to enjoy playing the game too. My prediction? The ones that drool over the players, unless they get into the playing aspects of the game, will quickly leave us as they get boyfriends/husbands/busy jobs etc, whilst the ones that play may go on to become long term fanatics of this site.