i have read through all the thoughts above and i still come to think that...
most people, especially new people would rather have a little guide or cheat sheet right in front of them, instead of asking one questions... and in asking that one question write... "please go easy on me, i am new".
Surely we could answer or summarize the top 15 noob questions for the pearl. If new users are to afraid to sign up or even post because they will get flamed then there is something really wrong.
i only flame people with 100+ posts who should know better.