go to mwsmedia.com and join. i can personally vouch for the safety of your security and personal information. this forum is also a small community, growing weekly, a great way to connect.
and every one of us DIYers needs a community, one devoted to you and others like you, how about your own blog just for your work and your own self promotion? an audience specifically there to share like ideas. nothing about that sucks. and the URL is short, and the admin is long on coolness. and i'm not just saying this because we've known each other 5 million years, or the fact that he called me a celebrity, he worked his ass off over the holidays and took some really honest criticism to heart and made a vast site easy to navigate, with lots of extras. (my user name there is cydniey, like it would be anything else).