Thanks for all your help. no thanks for the attitude. I'm a frustrated newbie and started following your advice once you started giving it, so IDK what you want from me. Don't expect me to know what you are talking about all the time.
This is nonsense. You post on the forum for help and then when we tell you exactly what the problem is you tell us it's not a problem (in your mind) because (in your mind), metal touching metal is good enough.What is your problem ? If you don't know how to solder or you don't have a soldering iron, then say so, butdon't tell US what is or isn't a problem if you are posting here for help. We have a reason for telling you it needs to be soldered. If you are going to work with electronics, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do...".