I decided to make our conversation public...
Keep reading and posting here now my new friend:
Welcome Chris to the LCARS Community!
First of all, thank you very much for your nice comments about my work and our forums.
You have asked quite a few questions, and I will try to answer them all:
The forum as been online for quite sometimes. We have posts here that date back to 2007. So 4 years, although back then, it was called explorermedia.net
Making LCARS graphics can take a few minutes or months depending on references available and the complexity of what you are trying to create.
Presenting your own work here would not only be fun but greatly enjoyed by our members. If you want, and I feel like the interests is here, I could add a "props" forum to the site.
I have seen your board and hope you are successful in starting up your community. I know how hard it is.
As for me, never did try making a physical LCARS prop (it's on the list though). I eventually want to make some and being able to give them out to my members as gifts or contest prizes. We'll see how it goes.
Again welcome to LCARSC.com and I hope you enjoy your stay.