I guess some of this also comes down to when do some people on the forum ask a question........before or after they have tried to find their own answers?
Some people seem to 'ask first' before looking up much of anything on Google, Wiki (ALWAYS a dubious source), the forum's Search, an .edu weblink or God-forbid, a book on the subject......
Others seem to have looked around for their own answers before asking a question to fill in or expand on some knowlege they already have.....
......and this can make a big difference to the information being sought and how a poster approaches an answer to that question
A real newbie to the sport may get something from a Wiki etc. but most will not and it is valueless to them and the accumulated wisdom on this site to rehash vague or unsubstantiated information and guesses ......and sometimes some answers are completely innane.
I have wondered sometimes if some people want to seem more knowlegable than they yet are to compete, or if they feel 'left out' if they don't say something.....either way I agree with Tyler that it can be at best useless or at worst dangerous to launch into advice without some substantiated experience.
(My idea of substantiated = personal, real world experience or significant study into the issue and/or informed guesses from similar experience.)
Don't ever want to stop forum questions or answers but maybe think 'quality not quantity' before a reply.
PS Babs, no chocolate, Orthodox Easter = real eggs coloured red!