I'm not new, but I remember being new. I was young & stupid (still am really ) & this was my first real message board. I was a bit intimidated by arguments & conversations I didn't understand, but LOASA was a very welcoming fun place where a lot of people my age were enjoying some 'friendly chatter'. I mostly posted there and lurked elsewhere, one of the reasons being people seemed to poke fun at LOASA. But times have changed, LOASA is a deserted wasteland, the 'glamberts' are the new target, the arguments seem fewer, though they still happen sometimes. Less than many other boards though, that's for sure. This board is good for its moderation. You won't find many trolls here, & the ones that pop up sometimes are entertaining in my opinion (royalhollywood, blue elephant guy).
Anyway, my advice for new people is to enjoy it for what it is. Don't let arguments intimidate or bother you. QOL is a fun place to discuss with other fans around the world, many of whom have a very impressive knowledge of Queen.