As I see the mod posts about what to post where, I figured I'd mention the "Active Topics" feature at the top of the page. It shows what's being talked about or asked across ALL of the forums, up to the minute. If you check that regularly, there's a really good chance you'll see a topic regarding your question/issue that's already posted in another forum. Also, if you combine that with the little green dot to the left of every thread (takes you to the most recent post), you can stay on top of subjects you're interested in.
This is mainly for the folks who have trouble with the search feature or subscribing to posts.