When I've got a spare minute to surf on over to the Monestary I usually first come into the Newest Nodes page to see who I might be able to help out. However, a lot of times there are five or more new questions, and I just don't have time to look at all of them. So I usually just look at the ones with interesting titles (that's another reason to pick good titles!). I don't think this is the most efficient system, though. It would be nice to see how many existing replies there were to new nodes so that such droppers-in could see where to best direct their experience and advice. Nodes that have no replies at all would thus receive the most immediate attention, while questions which already had at least some answers would receive more careful examination later. Besides, I think it would be a pretty simple addition ;-).