I think if we have this designed place for new members to get some information, we'll have a lot less questions that only distract us from the real questions that required actual thinking to solve.
That's arrogant. We all started somewhere. We damn sure didn't come out of the chute all knowing. Not all of those that come to forums know how to use one let alone what a forum's protocol is. They don't stop to read every little thing. They're in a panic. It's broke and they want some answers.
You know it's comments like that that get read by those seeking help and it runs them off before they even sign up. Stop to think before putting fingers to the keyboard.
Besides like I've said a million times: The more complicated you make it, the less it will get used.