Is anyone taking on the task of writing up a "sticky" or "automatic introduction" for the Newbie section to explain protocols and purpose of this forum? Perhaps there could be a flag that pops up when someone attempts to make their first post, pointing them to an intro page, and maybe a cooling off period of 48 hours or something after registration before they can post.
There is recurrent discussion about how to deal with amateur/prosumer enquiries on this forum (often regarding cheap rigs or feedback on footage). Some forum members have an editorial perspective that the original purpose of the "Newbie" section was for those who are already working in the industry and generally up to speed with Steadicam basics, but only just getting started with buying/operating their own Steadicam gear.
The Newbie category has by default defined itself as a first point of contact for amateurs/prosumers, and perhaps the "higher end" newbies just tend to make their posts in the relevant technical sections. There is a great set of FAQ's and introductory stuff at homebuiltstabilizers.com which could be referred to in the sticky, and is a great resource for steadicam enthusiasts/prosumers.