I really don't want to sound like a busybody, but I've noticed a trend on here. Through the best of intentions, people are making comments that effectively stop threads in their tracks, often before the original question is answered. Remarks like, "There's your answer", or "Glad you got your answer" or "That sounds like the perfect solution" are always made in a supportive, friendly manner, but it signals others who read the post that there is no need to further weigh in, leaving the original poster no closer to a solution. Here's an example: OP: "Hi, I've got a new French press coffee maker and have no idea how to use it. Anyone have any experience with these things?" Response #1 "Good luck with that. Someone will be along shortly to answer your question." Response #2: Ernie's the resident coffee expert, he should be here soon with an answer. He really knows his stuff. Response #3 "I have a new espresso machine, does anyone know what the little silver thing on the side does?" Response #4: "Be careful with those espresso machines, my step cousin in law had a friend whose father in law had one of those things blow up in his face" Response #5: "I don't need none of that fancy coffee, some Maxwell house and a Mr. Coffee makes the best coffee on Earth." Response #6 (Ernie) "Modern espresso machines are much safer than those of a few years ago. With care, they'll safely provide delicious coffee for many years. For the guy using the Maxwell house in the drip coffeemaker, try putting eggshells and a pinch of salt or baking soda in with the grounds, it'll cut the bitterness and deliver a well rounded, full bodied cup of coffee. I used to use a French press, but haven't for years" Response #7: "Good old Ernie, he sure is smart. Glad you got the answer to your question!!" Now, anyone coming along and quickly scanning this thread later will wrongly assume that the original poster is happily chugging coffee expertly made in his French press thanks to all the advice here. In actuality, he hasn't gotten even the remotest answer to his question and is quite po'd and without a cup of coffee.