KSman, as you know most don't read all the stickies. In an ideal world they would before posting, but it just doesn't happen.
I think partly this is because the entry barrier is too high. People will not read each of 7 stickies, especially when they have become multi-page.
My suggestion is a sticky consolidation where there is a single If Needing Help, Read This First (or similar title) sticky, and no other stickies at all.
That sticky would have brief but informative and key statements on each topic, and then a link to the existing threads, which would be unsticked and allowed to go to wherever they naturally fall on the board.
If you have the time for it I'm sure you would do a great job with this, and it's a suggestion. If it seems a good idea to you but you do not have the time but would like it done, I'd be glad to do it. Please let me know.