Originally posted by coolrcdad
It might be easier to answer specific question on a new, specific thread than trying to search through thousands of responses in the original one. My 2 cents.
Given the search engine has an option to give specific posts
instead of threads that have the information, this is a weak argument.
I've always been able to find information needed in a given thread even though there are thousands of responses. It's amazing even the redundancy within each specific thread because people are too lazy to use the search engine and/or look through what has already been discussed.
Also, why should someone feel compelled to help someone who desires specific information, has the means to get that information himself, yet refuses to use those means. Instead he asks for special consideration because he is lazy.
Maybe it's just me, but after a time I just feel lazy too, and don't feel like helping those who can help themselves but refuse to. It's really not all that difficult to figure out how to use the search engine effectively, and it is a valuable tool that can be used on this and most other sets of technical internet forums.