Hi, administrative types!
I endured the pejorative "newbie" label for a short while, and around post #25, just when I was getting frustrated with this descriptor, I realized my status had changed to "junior member!" Hoorah!
Well, I just noticed that I have now contributed 49 posts (not including this one), and I was kinda figuring (or hoping) that 50 must be the magic number which will make my status officially "member." So, here goes with post #50...wish me well!