Re: what do i do with my new hobby
Replies back are beneficial because they verify which information has helped or failed to help. These results help to organize potential solutions in order between most likely and least likely solutions to given problems. In this way the whole community is served and enriched. On a personal level it is kind of insulting when the "asker" never gets back in touch, in effect (he) asks for other's time but is unwilling to take a few minutes to give thanks. That is just personal opinion it's neither right, wrong, good or bad.
*edit I am sort of old school about that kind of thing.