|re: "I thought I was asking for help..."|
Re-read your posts. Point out where you actually asked for anything.
In both posts you told us what you want but you never asked for our assitance.
When you are at work, do you just walk up to people and blurt out what you want, or do you ask them if they can help you?
I'm assuming that you are a polite person and when you are talking to someone face to face you use words like Please and Thank You. Why should it be any different when posting in a on-line forum?
Which one of these would you rather have someone say to you?
"I want [this] and I want [that]."
"Hi, I need some help. Can you please tell me how to [do this]? Your help would be appreciated"
Do you see (and feel) the difference?