I have just visited another forum. A question was asked. The first three respondents said they did not do the period under discussion, so could not help, but welcomed the new poster to the forum anyway.
All three have clearly noted it was a first post (I would have missed that) and bothered themselves to give a friendly welcome, which is also a general and natural reflection on how friendly that forum is. I would consider that a good and worthwhile response even though the question was not answered.