Hello! This thread is to point out some simple things that will help you get the answers you're looking for with the least pain. - First thing, and this is in the Forum Rules, no buying or selling except in a forum designated for it. If you're a member, then you can put ads for selling or buying in the classified section. If you're a subscriber, Bartertown is the place. Anything posted for sale (or covertly fishing for a sale) elsewhere will be moved, edited, and/or deleted. - Post your thread in the appropriate forum. There are a whole slew of forums here at AK and sometimes it can be confusing. Most times things are pretty easy to figure out. Have a turntable question? Post it in the turntable forum. If you don't get answers to your questions, make sure you're asking the right people. - Be nice. This goes with the All Audio, No Attitude motto of AK. Pretty easy to figure out. - Put your location in your profile. In this day and age the anonimity of the internet can be comforting, but you're probably not going to have problems by posting your city or area. This will help immensely when you're asking for help. Check out some "help" threads and you'll find that generally the first question asked back to the original poster (OP) is "Where are you?". If you're asking about what gear to check out, there may be a member or members nearby that have what you're considering. A single live audition will be much more useful than all the opinions on the net. - When asking a question, give all pertinent details. A question like "I have some brown speakers with big woofers, what receiver should I get?" won't get you a lot of responses. At least not useful ones. Give details like your room size and type, the kind of music you like, listening level, and what you do or don't like about what you've got. There will be very different answers to questions regarding a smallish bedroom where the user likes to listen to Bach at low levels and a large basement room with cinderblock walls where the user likes to blast Van Halen at ear bleeding levels. - Try the search. Sometimes it's a disagreeable beast, but the search can be your friend. AK has been around for a while and has 60,000+ members. There's a good chance the information you're looking for is already here. Sometimes asking the same question for the 97th time will get you some smart aleck responses. It's not your fault for asking your question, but a quick search might have turned up your information, with interest.  - Something that has been said many times by management and mods but bears repeating here, AK is not strictly a vintage audio site. It is an audio site. All ages, classes, and types of audio gear are welcome. - Only quote the relevant portion of a post. It's a waste of bandwidth and fairly annoying when someone quotes an entire post with 5 full size pictures and 2 pages of text so they can say "I agree". Don't be that guy. If you agree, then say you agree but you don't need to quote the whole thing so we can see it again. If you've got a tip that will help newcomers, post it here. Enjoy AK!