in reply to RFC: How to Write a Great Thread
I do this because I consistently find that it is the best available source of the best available answers.
I usually have no problem finding lots of threads with people having the same problem.
Unfortunally, most of the time, the question isn't answered ("me toos" are common), or answered in such a way that it's useless to me. (Great that it can be solved in Foonix by running the frobnob, but I don't run Foonix, and my OS doesn't do frobnobs)
Sometimes though, there's a useful answer.