The language is simply an indication of age. I've gotten used to seeing it on auto enthusiast forums, and you either ignore it or struggle though it (at least us older folk do, I think). I could go on and on about why this exists, but who really cares?
Anyway, as for doing research, the best starting place, since you're already signed up, is HERE!
Work that Search button like its a $5 whore on... oh sorry. You get my point. Additionally, check out LOTS of threads that run in the New Members and New Riders forums, including ones that aren't recent (you can change the date range for which threads are shown by using buttons at the bottom of each forums' page).
Now, when you want to research something specific, use good 'ol Google
! If you have some trouble finding out something specific, post up what you know and what you want to know about the subject, and we'll happily chime in.
HTH, and thanks for asking