Just kinda funny how desperate you are to fit in with the community.
That's a good point...and therein lies the problem.
It's funny how many newbies or previously banned members try desperately to fit in. My advice to them would be just be yourself and don't try so hard. Don't bullshit, don't pretend, don't try following the "crowd"... if there is such a crowd.
If UKP was as unfriendly and full of "haters" as we are accused so frequently then we woudn't be the most popular punting forum with more than 37,000 members (and counting) then would we?
There are plenty of newbies who get along just fine... very, very few drama queens (whether they are returnees or newbies) who will invaraibly get teased and will start crying foul.
We were all newbies at one point or another and the majority of us never got any shit from anyone - that should tell you something.