Originally Posted by xcrazydx
Some people use search engines to find their answers instead of asking repeat questions and cluttering up the forums. That's how most forums work and it's the reason people get ridiculed elsewhere. Most forums don't tolerate laziness, the threads are closed and people are told to search. Almost every single question you have has been asked and answered multiple times already. This is the first forum I've been involved with, and I've been on forums for years, that allows the same questions over and over and over again.
There's a lot to learn about hammock camping, and part of learning something is learning it well enough to pass the information along to someone else. I don't mind seeing questions come up again because I enjoy seeing the community grow as ex-newbies help supply information to those that come after them. I don't think we are beset by people too lazy to search, either. You'll have noticed, though, that often an answer includes directions that point the questioner towards a fruitful avenue of search. Another reason that repeat questions are good is that the answers are changing pretty fast. We are making the future of hammock camping. Think of how nice it is to have people who understand what you're talking about, are willing to listen, willing to learn, and willing to ask and answer questions.