After reading the recent post about "Why are you so stingy with your upvotes?" I realized that there are quite a few people out there who may not know how to maximize their Paleohacks.com experience.
This also includes the ever-present issue regarding repeat questions, non-questions, and other such situations that could easily be avoided.
Assuming for a moment that everyone uses proper grammar, conducts themselves maturely, and reads questions thoroughly, could some of the more experienced P-hackers out there share some of the technical secrets to making the most of this site?
Here's my contribution...
The search bar: In the upper right corner of the screen is a search bar specifically for Paleohacks.com. If you have a question, this is the place to start. For example. Today I thought I was peeing blood and then realized that I had beets in my morning smoothie. Rather than posting a question (ex. "Hack my beet pee") I did a search for "beets". Sure enough, someone had already asked a similar question (specifically about "beet poo") but the responses to that question addressed my situation (yes, beets do make your pee red.)
Voting: You can both "upvote" and "downvote" a question by clicking on the up and down arrows that appear to the left side of a question. This either adds or subtracts points from the user who asked the question, so this is a good way to reward interesting, useful, thoughtful, and otherwise beneficial answers. Your votes are also recorded, so you can use voting to tag questions that you may want to refer back to later (Just click on your user name at the top of the screen and check the "votes" tab). If you want to downvote a question, it is helpful to tell the person you are downvoting why you did so. This opens up discussions and contributes to the overall value of the site.