Besides that, we regularly have "Beginner Games" which teach players how to do things in the game. Here's a current one going. If you read through it, you might get some basic ideas on what's going on.
Going good! And I'm actually fairly new to Mafia myself. :( I only joined the latest one because Klippy is a good friend of mine and really wanted me to play. But I'm sure if you spoke to him, he would be happy to teach you! :)
We just felt it would be better if post counts applied throughout the entire forum for consistency, and in the end it's just a number so it's no big deal if posts in the playground aren't as detailed. I like it too. :D