I suggest a few additional requirements for starting threads:
1/ Make sure the title is related to the content so that people and search engines can find it in future. "newbie with question" is not a valid title.
2/ Provide full information about the job, the problem, and your equipment - don't assume we are telepathic and can divine most of the information
3/ Check back twice a day if you asked a question and indicate you have read the advice. There is nothing more annoying that some one posting a question and not bothering to reply for weeks, if at all.
4/ Don't bother to start a thread if you have been drinking.