It is true this question is very general and could be found in the guides. Other questions I have found dismissed are not available in guides. I sense some laziness on the part of both the one asking the question and those NOT giving the answers.
I wouldn't say that the people not giving answers are lazy, it's more of frustrated why do I bother to say it again answer.
I enjoy helping people out as do many others here, but when you see the same thing 5 times a day (for us regulars that spend too much time on the internet instead or working...
) its gets annoying pretty fast. 95% of the posts lately should be in the "Tech Support 360" and 98% of those posts are related to things already covered. If people would research
and try to understand what it is they are doing
more before attempting to modify their 360 it would go a lot smoother.
I know things never go as planned and there will be people who run into trouble. When that happens they should go back over what they just did and see if it was a error on their part or an error with a tool or process they are using. Most likely if it is an error with a tool or process then they will not be the only one. With that in mind they should again research looking for others with similar circumstances. Then create a post in an existing thread or as a last resort create a new thread.
When I see posts like OMG it didn't work is my drive bricked? Well, with that much information how is anyone supposed to know or help. Or "I downloaded a PAL game but I'm NTSC, where can I get a NTSC security sector?". Well obviously this is blatant pirating and a taboo here. Plus if they would have researched a little it is known that the security sectors are not interchangeable like that.
I agree that outright nasty flaming is not a civil way of handling the current problem and there will be people with questions, so what do you do? What I personally do it let them know that they are not in the correct thread give a pointer or two in the right direction (usually covered in one of the many tutorials or threads) and move on.