Believe it or not, the stickies are not the source of all knowledge. One of the great things about this forum is the free exchange of information about a topic that has limited published information (and what is published is typically outdated) and can be downright intimidating for those who are in need. Nobody should be afraid to ask even the most basic question. Good luck, Virgil.[/quote]
[quote]Virgil Hilts wrote:
I never understand guys like you. Yes, I read the stickys. New guys come on here all the time. Whats wrong with asking fo new opionons and personal experiences.
Thanks to the guys that offered constructive insight.[/quote]
showing some knowledge that you have read the stickies or searched through other threads goes a long way to making a good impression.
Do you have to? No - not at all, but I have only been posting for a very short time, and I am alreay getting frustrated with people posting the exact same question that has already been asked and answered a dozen times in the last two weeks alone (not that this thread is an example of that). The people that give advice here are doing so in an attempt to help other people struggling with something that they have also struggled with, but their good will probably only goes so far.
I can also easily see a point at which the primary posters just throw up their hands and give up and stop posting - as has happened with countless other forums in the past (at least based on the forums I have come across during my HRT research). I for one would like to avoid that, as I have learned a great deal from this forum, and I would like to continue learning.
so I would expect questions such as “have you read the stickies?” or “have you read through the other posts in this forum?” to continue.