Good observation about not asking questions. My thinking is, we probably did the right thing to shower the OP with useful info in response to his statements. Actually asking questions can be surprisingly difficult. From get-go, you gotta clearly describe your situation/goal, what you're doing about it, and THEN ask for help. OP described the situation/goal, but said nothing about what's being done. Maybe OP is just looking for ideas on how to go about achieving the goal, but that's just my assumption.By the way i'm not sure if anybody noticed but actually he didn't ask any questions. He just made a statement.
So in my opinion, all we can say is "good luck and let us know when its completed"
Also next time you can write your statements in your profile post/status instead of forum posts which is generally used for questions.
Besides, we don't visit other users' profile pages often enough to have threads dedicated to their status statements. I think that starting a thread was a better way to get a response.