"Google is your friend".
Sometimes people spend as much or more time saying that as they would have just answering the question. Plus, they also fail to consider that part of the reason people engage in forums is for the social interaction, as limited as it is. If it really bothers you that people ask questions, go surf the net by yourself.
It's actually against the "rules" here for someone to reply to a posted question by just saying something like "Google is your friend". I've been in less "moderate" news groups where that was a fairly common practice, and it used to really irritate me.
I do encourage people to search the forum and Google, but it is always part of something helpful.
For instance, I just wanted to help the folks here who wonder what the heck we are talking about so I Googled "google is your friend" and got this page: