I'm also a newbie to this forum, although I've had my iPad 1 for 18 months or so. Until iOS 5 came along, I've never had an issue that I hadn't been able to solve, one way or the other. But I do have an issue that's bugging me. And it seems to belong in this thread. I have a tumblr site, and until iOS 5, it was very easy to copy an picture/image on one web page, then paste it on my Tumbler dashboard as an URL address, thus uploading it to my site. But since the update, including 5.1, I am unable to do so. If I copy an image, I can paste it as an URL in Notes, then cut and paste it from there onto the Tumblr dashboard... Clumsy but it gets there, although its impossibly slow and much more inconvenient to do it this way. This affects all sites where I've wanted to copy an image, then paste it onto another web page (blog to Goodreads, for example). Does anyone else have this problem?
The other issue mentioned in passing was Safari crashing... I've rebooted, reset, closed open apps, etc, and nothing seems to have made a difference. It is a PITA when I've typed a page of a book review, only to have Safari crash and wipe out that page of typing!
I'd appreciate any news/help you can give... Thanks.