It's an unfortunately common event that beginning lifters don't provide enough information in his/her first post. Such posts are often met with short, often sarcastic responses, which can be discouraging to the OP. By the time the OP has managed to list all his/her relevant information, only a few members have stuck around to give any useful advice. So here's a basic guildeline if you're not sure what to post:
Weight. Note to all those posting from outside US: if you could be so kind to us slower 'Merican folk, please take the second to convert kg to lbs and cm to feet and inches.
Body Composition. Even if you haven't had it measured precisely, give us a general idea.
Total years training
Total years seriously training. If you have to ponder the difference between 5 and 6, you should put a zero here.
8.Strength stats. Squat, Deadlift, and Bench. If you have never 1RM tested in your life then give us the most weight you've done on the lift and the most reps you've lifted it for. There is absolutely no reason to fabricate your numbers here. None of the experienced members worth listening to are going to criticize you for your current strength levels.
Current routine (if you have one). Feel free to give as much detail as you see fit, but at bare minimimum: how many times per week are you training? what is your typical set/rep scheme? how are the days split up?...i.e. upper/lower, total body, chest/back/legs/arms/shoulders, etc.
Goals: Think quantitative over qualitative; i.e. you will get much better feedback if your goal is to add an inch to your arm, add 40 lbs to your squat by christmas, or just add 30 lbs overall as opposed to wanting to look like Daniel Craig, or "toning up."
Diet: At bare minimum give us a rough estimate of how many Cals you are taking in each day as well as how many g of protein, carb, fat. If you haven't taken the time to count this, learn how to do it before your first post.
Pictures. (optional, but highly recommended). Just to give us a complete picture post one of your front, one of your back, and one of your legs. This isn't "Rate My Physique," so any pose you desire will suffice.
If anyone can think of anything I'm missing, please comment!