TheOptimizationIdiot - 4:02 am on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
I don't think seoskunk was trying to "be mean" to you at all EdgarF76.
The comment was really funny in reply to the thread topic in general, not your post specifically. I didn't even see your first post until now myself. Earlier when I saw seoskunks I just opened the thread and went to the newest post, like I did now when I saw your reply.
I highly doubt seoskunk's reply was to "be mean" to you personally.
Look at it like this:
Advice for launching new websites in 2013
Just put this in your header and all will be fine:
<meta name="googlebot" sandbox="no" panda="no" penguin="no">
As far as your question goes: I would recommend the Hot Topics Area [webmasterworld.com...] where quite a few of the "basics" are covered very well by a number of different threads.