If the questions were specific in nature I'm very surprised they'd go unanswered. The fact that the board seems like it's all good friends talking is a good thing... because we aim to be friendly.
There are quite a number of CruiseMates staff who monitor the boards, as well as thousands of readers, so I wouldn't give up. Just repost the questions. Maybe someone will know the answer.
You may also want to do a search using your topic in the subject. You might find the questions have been answered before.