I'm sure we can all remember when we started out in the market, feeling ignorant and not sure what questions to ask.
I notice quite a few newbies apologising for their "naive, newbie questions".
No need to apologise and most of us are happy to help if we can.
But there's one thing which really annoys me, and that is if I spend some time responding to a question, often via PM because of the quasi personal info involved in the response, and the questioner doesn't offer even any acknowledgement.
I suppose it's just possible that some new people are not aware of the PM facility and don't notice that they have a PM waiting, but that wouldn't happen if they read all the appropriate information as Joe suggests before posting.
So, people, if you want help when you come onto ASF, please have the courtesy to acknowledge responses, whether on the thread or privately.
Maybe just remember that no one here has any obligation to respond to questions, many of which are repetitive and could be avoided if the questioner were to simply use the Search function.