Hi, I'm a relatively new forum member currently working on my next 9' x 19.5' conventional control 3 rail O-Gauge layout with my daughter. I have been model railroading on and off for a little over 40 years and recently discovered this forum, and its friendly and knowledgeable members.
I decided to join and became a Supporting Member because it seemed like the right thing to do. I say the right thing to do because since December of 2020, whenever I needed to find a solution to a problem, mostly FasTrack Switch issues, and &**gled the issue, the solution(s) could be found on this forum. As a retired professional Audio Engineer with some electronics repair, CAD, carpentry and acoustics experience, I think I can from time to time help answer some of the general questions, or at least ask more questions to get additional information from the poster for another more knowledgeable forum member to step-in and solve the problem. So this is why I believe supporting this forum with my time and financially through membership is the right thing to do.
Like most everyone here, I appreciate that when someone asks a question they don't know what they don't know and they're probably trying to learn, even if they may not know exactly how to ask for the help they need. When I joined the forum, I read and understood the terms of service and do my best to avoid breaking these rules. I've also been reading many of the older topics here to better understand the unwritten rules and avoid annoying anyone. I'm still trying to get up to speed. There are some really great topics that cover certain aspects of what is expected including Posts going into the Wrong Category, Clairvoyance and Problem Solving, Say No to Vertical Video, and others. For new members, there is a lot of information here to absorb from the numerous topics with many posts, if they choose to take the time to do this.
So I have a few questions for the long time members and forum moderators (to all of whom I am very grateful for making this possible).
Would it be possible to extract the pertinent information from these unwritten rules and condense them into one easy to find place on the site and also be sent to new members when they join? And If so, how would be the best way to compile this information in a way that would be useful to the moderators?