Originally Posted by matthurd
the fact that there is "pages and pages to read on the subject" can also be a problem, after reading 10 threads with none of them being relevant to your specific question or providing an answer to your situation, it certainly seems worthwhile to just ask the question in a new thread.
Correct. And that's when most of us will step in and offer personalized help.
I'll never ignore a newbie's question when he says, "I've tried to find the answer but couldn't find anything about my problem" At that point I'll either post a link for him or if I feel he has a unique situation give him specific advice.