So I have been experimenting with transistors, trying to learn. However, I have run into a problem that I just do not get. All of the schematics that I look at have really high resistance for the base of the transistor (usually 10k) but when I use that it seems like nothing passes through. I change it to 1k and everything appears to work properly, with one pretty significant issue. It seems like the circuit work even when nothing is connected to the collector. So I am confused on both of these issues and was wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong?