Hi, welcome to the Forum - don't be put-off, you have not been told-off. At the left of the Forum page you will see under Helproom, in blue - Contact the Forum Editor, click on that and then ask the FE for a copy of the Forum Rules. He will be more than happy to send you a copy of your own to keep.
You will in fact find that this is a very happy and user-friendly place to be. We were all newbies once.