There isn't a memo service for miners. Helpful as we are, we are to some extent all competing. It's in our interests to share a good community, less so to hand things out on a plate.
So you should not make assumptions about what will and what will not work, it behooves you to do your own research.
All that said, what really gets my goat is people who go in with no knowledge and then refuse to own that, and blame the community. You on the other hand - if you can truly be as philosophical about it all as "I'm new and this is a good learning experience", then more power to you. Stick around.