Of course i have read the review!! Gee, why do people keep saying that to every thread that people make!! If everyone only ever read the Spcr review and went along with the review we wouldn't have a forum as nobody would need to ask any questions!!
Yeah, I get annoyed too when people just give short replies like "read this" or "use the search button".
Maybe because these questions get asked repeatedly, and people get tired of writing the same response to the same questions over and over again. Seriously, most of these questions have been asked or the answers can be found with a little bit of work with the search engine. I know I could find the answers to every heatsink/fan question that you've asked by using the search function and never have to look at the answers given in your posts. It reeks of someone trying desperately to raise their post count or just being lazy. Just browsing your posting history shows, you've had 4 different threads related to the S1283, 6 on 120mm fan recommendations (only one was specific), 2 on 92mm fan recommendations, 4 on PSUs recommendations. In many of them, someone provides you with a review that answers your exact question, and you reply "I wasn't looking for a review!" 1st (unwritten) rule of SPCR, is that the users always defer to the review unless conflicting information was obtained...and a quick search will show that post.
Also, if the review for some reason is not enough, there is a forum thread for each review where you can ask/read followup questions/answers regarding the specific product. In your case, I think the numerous interrelated post are the problem. Instead of making several posts asking for input on heatsinkA, then another on heatsinkB, and then another on heatsinkB vs heatsinkC, and then another on what fan to put on heatsinkB...one thread asking for help picking out a CPU HSF for SocketXXX is all that's necessary. Then you can continue to follow-up in that thread with any additional questions. This is the best way to streamline the forum, and makes using the search function more efficient.
Otherwise, what happens is someone searches for a topic and gets 100 or more posts with the keywords in it, and none of them address the specific topic. However, if you have one large thread regarding a general topic, you can search by post and get more specific info and you don't have to browse and 100-page deep thread.
Like it or not, this is proper Message Board etiquette
. And if you want help here, if would only be polite to use proper etiquette/manners. You may not like having to say "please" and "thank you", but if you're going to be sitting at my dinner table, you damn well better do it...
Finally, posting a question about a reviewed product is certainly ok, provided the question you're asking isn't answered specifically in the review itself.