I have an observation or two . . .
What is a "newbie"? Is it person perceived to know nothing because he/she has 34 posts and not 9385? Because there are folks on this board who have less than 100 posts but have been members for years. There are also people who may be very experienced and have been sailing/voyaging for decades but who are new here. To automatically assume that a post is based on ignorance is bordering on insulting.
What is wrong with a post that is simply seeking validation? I may have a well developed idea but want to test it against a wider audience before blowing a mountain of money on it. Why should I have my head ripped off because I don't particularly like your totally different (albeit also correct) solution. My post may be just finding out if others have tried my idea and found it lacking. And am I the only one who thinks that many of the "professional" opinions involve way more investment in gadgetry than the average boater wants to spend?
What reason is there to harass a member when he/has made it reasonably clear that your response is not a suitable solution/answer? If I postulate an idea/offer advice and it becomes "water under the bridge", so be it. We are all entitled to accept/reject whatever we choose.
How many posts are there on this board in which advice is given that is just plain wrong and go completely unchallenged? As far as I am concerned, too many. Those are the ones that should "have their heads ripped off". That is where the self-appointed specialists should concentrate their ire.
So my request to the "specialists": Offer your advice if you think it will help. If it doesn't appear to, move on. Anyone ignoring your advice either really doesn't need it or will pay the price for not taking it. Either way, that's not your problem. But if you know so much and are planning on withholding your knowledge, what is your purpose on this board? Just post the stuff, I'll decide its value to me.
How do I know how many "ignore" lists I'm on?