Welcome to the Dresden, I can be found frequently in irc as OspreyJames, I'm always happy to chat.
We have a great group of writers here, let's all do our best to stay involved with the main sim wherever we can. I highly encourage side sims and character development opportunities. If there's a character that you haven't met, arrange a meeting. Organize a holodeck adventure. Have some drinks in the lounge. Luke and I are always here, if you feel a little stumped just shoot us a message!
I'll be keeping an eye on the master roster: http://www.star-fleet.com/id/rosters/
CO, XO and GM = 3 days
DH including the CNS = 5 days
JOs and Swings = 7 days.
Keep the limits in mind and if you ever need a LOA, just let us know. We will be sending out emails if you fall outside of the posting limits.