Once again, this thread is a courtesy to our newbies. Even a moderator has agreed above
that there are certain topics that, when presented as "Hey! I know this is probably a new thought, but have you people ever heard of people who want you to take your shoes off when entering someone's home?!" make about 99% of the posters here want to strike their heads against a desk. YES, we know about this issue. And, if you (generic newbie you) would lurk just a day or so and do a search, you'd see all the discussion about it!
Jump into one of THOSE threads instead of starting a whole new one - doing that will keep you from looking foolish as a newbie and will help you assimilate better!
This thread is not meant to be snarky. It's meant to be a helpful TOOL for our newbies to learn what the most popular (and sometimes a little rough) threads have been in the past. It's a good way of giving them a heads up as to what's what at EHell, so they feel more comfortable here more quickly.