Tam, you are so right. Taking the time to read through the topics and educate oneself is a big first step. Asking questions, as you noted, is another excellent way to increase one's knowledge about the many forms of poly. There are so many views and stances about what is and isn't poly--it is all a matter of perspective and personal experience.
If nothing else, I hope those who visit this site develop a sense of understanding and tolerance for love beyond monogamy, and I hope those of us who are of the polygamous mindset are able to respect those who are of a monogamous mindset. I hope there are many great, thoughtful discussions to push us to look at ourselves and others differently.
Happy reading and happy interactions to all!