you complained about time to respond. if you look at the top of the forum main page, assuming you have not disabled it, there are the ten most recent posts, and at certain times of the day, there will be ten post submitted one right after the other.
this causes your post to get pushed on down the list.
usually before I ask a question I enter a few key words from my question into the search and see what comes up...and i go through all the results, if it is a question that has already been asked and answered, it is most likely old, and farther down the list.
also, change the words in your query a few times. sometime it will turn up different results, some better than other