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... comments earlier in this thread, as well as comments by some others, express the frustration that we feel when newcomers approach us looking for basic information

The crux of my original post was, flame all you want, just do it privately off the public board. This is common etiquette on this or any board, and in life in general.

Regarding the FAQ, if you scroll down about halfway down the Fool Reference Page, you will find a section titled "FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions". This area contains links to many other sites and postings which provide various FAQs. Tis true that there is no formal FAQ for this site

The first problem with the FAQ is that the link to it doesn't appear with the message headers; you have to get into a message body before it appears. Second, the FAQ isn't a FAQ at all, it's an array of links which would bewilder any newcomer. The first link in large type after the fine print is ... a link to the latest post on the MI board!!! If anointed by the Gods of the board I could redesign the existing FAQ to siphon newbies off to the FW site, but since I've only been a registered Fool since May 2000 I might not be up to the task.
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