go to the chess forum: there is good chess-chat to be had there and advice more focussed on playing the game rather than the site itself (which is what this forum is mainly about).
Search RHP's forums for "openings" too. There have been many many threads over the years and you may find them helpful.
Originally posted by thire it'd be cool to be able to serach for speficic openings here at RHP
you can try: I just did search terms:
and found a whole bunch of stuff (PS showthread limits the search to the forums).
Alas French, sicillian and queens gambit are the only opening names I know (NB: not sure what they are though). So that style of searching won't help me much...