The sad part is, the people who read this and understand it are the kind of people who would search in the first place. The people who don't are normally very new to understanding Linux, asking smart questions, etc. and normally just want a quick answer. I know that (most) of these newbies appreciate patience, and if you really want to help then you will give that to them. I know to "veterans" of the forum it may seem like the same question comes up over and over, but really cut the poor guys some slack, we were all newbies at some time. How can they know that you have had to deal with 12 threads over the past 2 days all from newbies that irritate you. If you are getting that fed up with new people asking the same questions, take a break from the forum, or just skip over those posts. The people who don't use search won't start magically using it when you post 5 links about it.
Just something to think about (from a once newbie who appreciated every patient person and the people that went above and beyond RTFM)