First I just want to say that I think TFP is the friendliest forum I've ever encountered on the Internet, and I've been on a LOT of forums. The TFP veterans are all very very VERY patient with the newbs who ask the same questions over and over again.
That being said, it is kind of annoying to read 90% of new users post the same thing and have to have the vets all respond with the same boilerplate stuff every time (What are your numbers? What kit do you have? Post your pool specs in your sig. Shocking is a process, not a product. All granular/tabular chlorine products also contain CYA or CH, etc etc)
Would it be possible to force new users to take a short (5-10 question) quiz before they're allowed to post for the first time?