As many of you know there are a lot of peoples who come on this board because they've just discovered electronics. They usually found out this or that online tool that allows them to draw a circuit in a breadboard like fashion, like this. Some of these sites even offer some sort of simulator.
These kind of questions usually get downvotes because a breadboard drawing is not a schematic, and I strongly agree with that. What I think might be worth some brain time is: what do we do with these guys?
You could laugh at them but they'll probably get discouraged and stop fiddling, that is bad. On the other side one can not spend his whole stack time patiently chatting with a newbie explaining this and that.
Unfortunately (???) our hobby/job is best done with real things, but again that's not something you can ask to a person who's just discovering it. If one were to discover a new programming language (s)he can just download the compiler/interpreter and start poking around, but you can't download transistors (yet).
Main question coming: is there a community approved online resource were newbies can move their first steps, learn how to draw a schematic, see some example circuits, maybe make some simple DC or TRAN simulations and such, and then come here with some proper material for the stack? I am aware of circuitlab but I have not used it much so I don't know wheter it's valid or not.
I was also hoping that someone, or better the community, could think and write down the answer to the question: "I'm a total noob but I just love electronics, where should I start?".
Having some common ground on an online website would be a great start though, something like: "hey nice painting you did with leds wires and such, check out this site, that's great for fiddling around with components. Try to draw your circuit there and come back if you have questions"
Do you guys think that'd be worth the effort? Am I just missing something obvious?