Just to share something... I used to moderate on another forum of a rather er, adult nature where requests were made by newbies on a daily basis which was a major issue. We had stickies and read-me-firsts which had very limited effect. Things were pretty bad that I was wondering if its possible to force first timers to take and pass a quiz on forum rules and regulations before allowing them in. There isn't such an option in the forum programming then. In the end. as most of the answers are repetitive, I had a template of standard replies. Just paste the reply and lock the thread. Done. Takes less than 30sec.
in Flowerpod, whenever you wanted to start a new thread, you'll be given a warning to search before you post. and should the mods find out that your's is a repeated thread, they can give you a warning, and ultimately ban you if you persist
Today we can search everything in the world from Google, in that case then nobody should ask any question but just do the search. No question but just discussion in the forum. As pointed out above answer if you feel so happily and don't visit that corner if it irritate you so much, this will help
But then again newbies cannot just post a question and demand that we spoonfeed them. The world doesn't work this way. Plus if thee are duplicate posts everywhere, it will be difficult for us, experienced users to find what we really need since the search function will be flooded with useless results. The bros that flame the newbies have good intentions though perhaps their tone is on the harsh side