I trawled through most of the posts and my feeling is the same: Plenty of people try to help, sometimes with code, other times with just advice. I dount there's a blacklist of "noobs" who get ignored but there are 2 people who I'm wary about helping because they don't seem to have any inclination to help themselves. My own personal experience has been pretty good - I started out by asking the MANY times asked question where the answer is length_dir_x and I've been able to answer questions like that ever since. I don't usually need to post questions to get answers now. A few times in the past, having to think about how I want to word my question has helped me to figure out an answer before I've needed to post and I feel like this is avoid and helpful community in general.