Erhemm...Umm while this is a thread with good intentions, I don't think its neccessary. Anyone that needs help can just make their own thread, or PM me (so long as its NOT texturing) for help. In forums I have been involved in in the past, these threads also exist, but due to stricter rulings, are deleted on sight. I have nothing wrong with this threads intention, but we have an entire forum, so I don't think this adds anything...so yah, I suggest that we stop using this thread and use the forum. If the staff wanted us to just have a thread to ask questions, we would not have a forum...All I have to say.
There's no harm in having a thread like this, and several benefits:
1) New modders don't have to look all over the forum and post the 100th "Where do mods go" thread.
2) All basic knowledge will be contained in one thread.
3) Easier for those of us active in the modding community to answer questions, since it's easier to check one thread for updates rather than dig through numerous threads in the forum section.
Don't use it if you don't want to, but don't tell people not to use it.