0) Use descriptive thread titles. "Need help" is not descriptive. "Need help with X" is—in this case, "questions about release schedule and full collection" or something would be preferable.
1) Theoretically weekly. In recent practice, more like biweekly.
2) Yes. They're all slightly out of date (at least the ones I know of), but getting the first nearly two hundred out of the way at once can be helpful.
That said, I don't have a link on me. Maybe when I get time, or when someone else finds the topic.
Failure: when your best just isn't good enough.