You're missing the point here.
If you don't want to read a post because it's been discussed before then move on, we all have choices for christ's sake....
I understand your point - when many messages by new people begin with "Don't flame me but I have a question..." you get the idea that it is dangerous to post in a forum.
One thing that i have noticed in this forum more than any other that I frequent is how many people come here that want to change their phone slightly and are willing to do it and do NOT want to take the time to figure out what forum or what thread even to post in.
For example: a sticky on Kaiser tweak has a "How do I do..." question just posted in it that has nothing to do with Kaiser tweak. The persons seems to have no clue that if you post in an incorrect thread you are less likely to get a good answer than if you posted in a place where people are actually asking those questions.
I do see that even after reading voraciously and trying to search that you almost always have a lingering question - like - does this work on MY phone? Can i just change the radio or do i have to change then ROM as well? kind of thing and RARELY does what you read EXACTLY fit your question.
The other thing is that frequently there are several options in the posts that give directions: for example:
Windows Smart Phone cab: abcdfeg.cab
Windows CE Cab: abddlkj.cab
Special Dutty's Cab: sslkjjew.cab
And for the LIFE of me, I know I have a Tilt but NOWHERE has it EVER told me that it is a Smart Phone or CE etc. . . so I have to make a decision:
1. I am smart enough to figure this out and take a risk with my phone
2. I am not smart enough
a. ok - I can ask a question and get flamed
b. I will put up with the current unwanted behavior
After putting up with it for several days the user eventually comes back and at least gives a timid try at getting it fixed.
Once they realize that the flame is not painful and they can actually do this without their phone exploding or "bricking" they are so ecstatic that they become a "guru" themselves and spread the word about how wonderful this forum is and how helpful everyone is.
Read the AT&T forum for HTC phones - this forum is the hero of all that are there. And us newbies are spreading your gospel. This means even more (perish the thought!) noobies coming over here for a taste of your knowledge!
By the way - I am very greatful for all the help that I have received here personally.