We're all guilty of starting somewhere. And for some people online, the ins and outs of social media are not obvious (those of more seasoned generations).
Though, "When in Rom...".
It kills me to see people using these behaviors you describe above - The begging. And the consistent feeding of information without engaging. Yikes! It's one thing to not know, but another to keep on after taking a lesson or two. Eventually we tune this out, right?
My Facebook page has been described lately as a party. People commented they were drawn in because it was fun. I respond to each post, and I visit pages of admins that visit me.
It's a 2-way street.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and providing this resource for those curious and learning!