Remember that you're talking to real people that are trying to help you, for free. Being nice and respectful is the least you can do to return the favour.
Interested in XPath, XSLT, XSL-FO, FOP, XSD, RNG, Schematron - well, XML.
All good things come in threes
1 A severe plague on SO
The XY problem - sounds familiar to you?
You want to do X, and you think Y is the best way of doing so (not really). Instead of asking about X, you ask about Y.
2 Definitely worth reading:
Writing the perfect question and What have you tried?
3 This guy knows how to be polite: