@Aidan, welcome on this Q&A site (not a forum) and thanks for starting contributing. However, since the site is not a forum, it follows different rules. Answer are reserved for solutions. Additional information request or debugging suggestions should go in into comments.
The biggest inconvenient with answers are the latest one is cited first, thus losing the time relationship with other comments or answers it tries to address.
Also, contrary to forums, you are limited to a single answer by the AskBot engine. This is why comments and edits are primary tool here. If a comment solves the question, it can easily be transferred into an answer. This helps to keep the site tidy and useful.
Don’t take offence. I started like that. Site rules are not well advertised. However there is a link How to use the Ask site on the home page.