Very diplomatically put @RobJF, especially calling them “stupid” questions. Many would have left off the quote marks
I realise that for everyone who has been following the Cardano project and are excited at Shelley getting closer, it is tempting to want to be involved. This is especially true given that it is a stage where the control currently being held by IOHK etc. is being given up to the community.
At such a significant moment, with the first ever provably secure proof of stake protocol coming online, it is almost like another Bitcoin moment. So who wouldn’t want to be involved.
You are of course correct that not everyone should run a stake pool and I think if most do just a little reading (there is plenty of information available) and then ask themselves some serious questions about their own capabilities, they would have the answers without needing to post questions here.
I think I’ve said this before on this forum somewhere, but what is the point in having such professional standards to build the software to then have it poorly operated.
Maybe we need to put a call out for suggestions for how those not technically capable of participating in the transition to Shelley, can still be involved and feel like they are part of this momentous occasion.