As a person who recently introduced herself here, I will offer my opinion. I joined the site and then carefully read everything I could, to see what rules were expected to be followed, etc. One of the requirements was that I post an introduction, and so I searched for a minute or two looking for the place to do so. When I couldn't find any place to post it, I simply went to "search," and typed in "Introduction." Then I made note of what forum was most common to see that term in. Then, I went to that area, titled as "General Satanism Discussions." I then found some introductions, read them, and saw the responses to make sure that was indeed the correct area before foolishly posting an introduction. I saw that it seemed to be an appropriate place, so I posted.
As I read through the introductions from others and the questions they asked, I bemusedly noticed that some of the problems are:
1. People never do enough intelligence gathering before posting.
2. They do not read, they do not seem to have any clue how to interact with even a modicum of inter-personal communicative skills, and they lack poor editing abilities when it comes to their posts (at least I hope they are not proof-reading, because some of the grammar that makes it through is atrocious).
There will always be those who do not understand Satanism properly; this happens whenever you have a belief system that embraces all sides of humanity, the dark and the light, and sees them all as important. Any system of thought that encourages the removal of fear by personal empowerment through willfully challenging the ideas that cause others to shake in their boots, will always bring with it people who just don't get the point. It's a system of very mature thought. Ironically, it is these misguided people's high level of superstitious fears, for one, that will make them seek out such things as Satanism! The mature Satanist just quietly goes his or her way, knowing they can't educate the entire world about their way of life. It would be an impossible, futile task.
So, what I am trying to (long-windedly) say is this: if a person can't figure how to post an engaging introduction then they don't belong here anyways, at least not yet. I would say to those people, go read The Satanic Bible, see if it is for you, write down any concerns you may have (and edit them several times), sit with what you wrote for a few months, then come here and ask intelligent, thoughtful, respectful questions.
I think this is why, if I am understanding correctly what has been previously said on the subject, there is no longer an area labeled specifically as "Introductions." Too many idiots!
I appreciate your post and think that you did bring up an interesting subject, however. I did, as I mentioned, have a couple of minutes to think about why there was no such place after I joined. Now, I guess I like to think of it as pretty cool that there was an asking for an intro and yet no forum for it!