Ceitagh, first of all, *welcome!* :-)
Please don't feel slighted by the lack of welcoming responses; there are so many threads going on at once that most people don't read all of them, and it's difficult to know sometimes if someone is new or has just been hanging out on different topics than you have. For instance, I didn't read the thread you started, and might not have encountered you for another three months. At which point you'd be sounding like an old-timer and I would just assume you'd been here all along. I think when I got here, maybe four people said hello...They happened to be interested in the same music and were probably the only ones to read my thread.
In my opinion, it's justifiable to repeat or redirect a request if you have not gotten the response you hoped for. It's only whining if you project a keening tone and that's hard to hear in type. Very often if you do, you will get what you were looking for. How else are we gonna know?