At any given moment there are many more people asking questions here than there are those that are answering them. This is great because it means lots of us are learning with Thematic and it's not so great because it means there are questions that inevitably go unanswered.
I've had a personal philosophy since I started using these forums that for every piece of wisdom I took from this framework that I'd try to give one back. Not all of my pieces have been worth nearly as much as the ones I've taken but it still makes a difference. It's through helping other people here that I have expanded my knowledge of Thematic, WordPress and PHP.
If you find useful knowledge in the documentation, tutorials and forums that make up the cornerstones for Thematic then please give something back. If you want to donate something to Thematic, then share your time and experience with the community. Help newcomers in the forums, author a tutorial, and do great things with Thematic.
In my opinion, our help in these forums is the most valuable and lasting contribution that we can make :)
If anyone else has a recipe for success on helping others and getting good help this is the place to share it.
I'd like to hear what you think are good ways to ask for support and also good ways to provide it.