We like good questions.. repetitive questions however tend to make us want to kill the neighbor's cat. Once you've been around these forums for awhile, you'll know what I mean.
We have a real fine search function here. We spent good money to make sure it's the best search function available. Please give it a whirl and you might be surprised how many topics and in what depth a particular subject that you might have interest in has been addressed, readdressed, and so on.
If you find a thread that pertains to your question, read it through... and if you need more info, and the search engine doesnt turn anything else up, by all means.. ask!
This is standard message board ettiquette... nothing particular to hardcores or reenacting.