I know it was hypocritical, you'll notice I did specifically say I included myself in the offenders.
It'd probably be better if you closed the thread called trade secrets. the name of it is just not descriptive enough, it's already gone off track
it'd be better if you statred a whole new thread, saying all the things that people may need to know.
If people see a thread entitled
READ HERE BEFORE POSTING!!!
then they might realise what the best way/style to [post a question is. They may also see a vast 'knowledge base' of technical support information and actually be tempted to use the search function.
The biggest problem (and why most people don't use the online search) is they have most probably
already searched gogle (which indexs this site as well) and so will think that the help they require is not available.
Just to clear up, (because I don't really want to argue with you).
I agere with your post
. It would be a lot better if there was a definitive place for people to start,
what I am saying is the only way this can work effectivly is if it is properly managed, and in all likelyhood this will mean it has to be locked and people have to PM mods in order to get then to post comments for them.