I agree that the newbies that come online and tell you they are going to buy a rifle and scope for shooting 1,200 yds and in the same breath start asking a mishmash of basic and advanced questions can be amusing. If they come on and ask instead of telling I find it much more reasonable and will provide input, although it is hard to provide meaningful input to someone who has never done what they are asking how to do. You can only coach someone who has tried and failed and admits they do not know everything. If they ask and apply the advice they receive we can provide direction, but you cannot steer a parked car.
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?