The community in-game is horrible if you're not in their empire, almost everyone is set against war, and no-one really wants to explain the game, it's that kind of game. Read the manual, A LOT.
Also, the game is very laggy because of the server, not the client. It's not fixable on your end. They recently had an in-rush of people so it's hard for them to update the server programming for this.
Also, make sure your chat channel is set to Galaxy or else they are ignoring you because they can't hear you.
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