Well said. I think its important for us to remember that as much as we like to debate we dont want to put these beginners off asking questions for fear they will be debated to death! LOL.
Heck ALL of us were beginners once and there is still a lot we dont know...I mean you may know a lot about snakes but then you all of a sudden need info on a leopard gecko and your a beginner all over again.
As for beginner mistakes. Try this on for size....I, the Iguanalady, fed my first iguana iceberg lettuce, grapes, eggs and massive doses of vitamins plus I had a UV bulb that was about 4 yrs old. Then one day I thought....I wonder if there is any iguana info on the Internet and the rest is history.
"I love the smell of Iguanas in the morning!"