There is another board that I frequent that is also for people in the trade & it is clearly stated as such before you can reach the bulletin board. On that board, amateur quaestions, when detected as such, are usually ignored & once in a great while semi-flamed.
I've got nothing against amateurs doing their own work & seeking advice in the proper forum. I also visit a board aimed at amatuers. After all, most of them will proceed regardless of how well informed they are & I'd like to see them armed with some sound advice.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.