For those of you who're new and still haven't figured your way out, a few tips.
The top right hand corner (if you've registered) should read "Hello <your name>". Below it there are links for "Show unread posts since last visit" and "Show replies to your posts". These two links are by far the most useful ones in remaining up to date with the activity here. Also, there is a "View the most recent posts on the forum" link near the bottom of the homepage.
Click on boards and individual posts to read them. You cannot comment on Locked Topics (those with a lock symbol by the name) and the Sticky Topics (denoted by a board-pin beside the name) contain most of the useful information - what is lingo-ed as fundae
The forum is now becoming iterative. Same / related queries are being asked again and again and in different threads. It becomes tiresome answering the same questions on our part. We request you to use the amazing search facility before posting any query. Maybe someone has already asked the same doubt as you! That's the whole point of a forum right?
Let's avoid repetition and duplication of efforts. Let's pledge to use the Search facility.
Help us help you.
[Credits to Ankur Tulsian]