I agree; I do the same, as sometimes there aren't responses, or unclear, or the issue is really urgent but it's the middle of the night, etc etc. In those hours or day or two, I read a bit more and try other things, look on other forums etc, and find something that works, for more basic issues. Thankfully, issues I'd never know how to approach, no matter what I read, received very helpful responses. When I've found out myself, I want to update the thread, so other newbs can see the answer, and mark the thread solved so no more time is taken up with it, as everyone's busy.
To respond generally to the thread also, there'll be a bigger percentage of people coming to Linux who aren't great at the technical side, and/or are very busy/working, and MS just got too intrusive and impossible to continue to work with, plus Win 7 EOL will increase those coming over, many of whom wouldn't have chosen to come to Linux otherwise. I came over way before planned, as over a few months things got so bad it was impossible to have a stable system to work with; very little reading or learning beforehand.
Some will only ever get to being able to pick up whatever's necessary to maintain their system successfully, and thankfully can do this with Manjaro because Manjaro runs best. Others will be able to learn a bit more, and some may be more tech-minded and want to go all in. If donations are solely the contribution, that's just as valuable as anything else.
I'm not sure how else to make things clearer to newbies, other than have some red text above the text box, so they see what they need to include before actually posting? Maybe a couple of links also. The text could include that there won't be a response if the requested information is not included. As long as the bar isn't set too high for real beginners ... I understand they'd need the inxi information, and then whatever basics are helpful to those who answer.
I understand there's a 'trolls' section opened after posting for a while. Could there not also be a hidden section for this kind of thread?, as I often see complaints about newbies etc, and it is really off-putting. I avoid asking anything on the forum, unless critical, because of it, and just visit around the updates time usually.