Originally Posted by doniago
Posts like this don't tend to make me more inclined to help the poster.
I think you could have clarified your situation and thanked the person who provided the useful advice without insulting others in the process.
Agreed, though he was provoked by some pretty presumptuous remarks.
I'm closing this since the tension keeps being ever-so-slightly rekindled and the OP's gotten some good answers. OP if you need more info, feel free to PM me and I'll re-open it.