Many novices don't seem to get it. In electronics we speak a different language, and they need to learn it. That language is the SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM. We see so many many many posts where people begin with something like "I'll try to describe this circuit as accurately as possible..." when all that is required is an accurate schematic diagram. So elegant, so easily understood, so useful, so to-the-point. ( Sigh) I wish there were more we could do to encourage inclusion of a schematic in posts. Can the bulletin board software be modified to specifically ask for a schematic diagram for any new thread?