Apologies, and grateful thanks.
Welcome to boards!
Not all of us are grumpy
Not grumpy. Just encouraging careful reading.
I'll be honest, the phrase "Please read the rules carefully" sounds rather condescending to me. For a new player, trying to absorb everything at once can be daunting, and I think it's better to ask questions, even simple ones, than to be expected to be experts before being allowed to ask.
Forums that get the arrogant attitude of "don't ask questions until you've spent hours searching for an answer" always end up being the most unfriendly and unhelpful - just forums where veterans pat themselves on the back all the time.
I'm not saying this one is that way, but I think the question could have been answered exactly the same without that "Please read the rules carefully" phrase - just quote the rules, point them to the page number, and leave the condescension out. (And it may not have been your intent, it's just how it comes across when I read it).
Edited by sigmazero13, 04 June 2014 - 10:17 AM.