Proper posting, or "Why did I get flamed?"
There is a big difference between a person who is a user and one who is appreciative. If all someone wants to do is use this as their personal service center, then we won't feel any great obligation to help them. If you are around, want to learn, and are willing to help yourself, then people will bend over backwards to help you. Being stuck with a problem isn't a problem - we work together and solve it. Being a user, on the other hand, is a problem.
Which of these posters would you rather respond to?
Think of this site as a library, and not an information booth, and everyone will be happily riding on their way.