Originally Posted by WV
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.
I agree with most of that. I just feel, a lot of times, we enable people to be lazy by spoon feeding them. People are getting more lazy by the second. No one wants to do any of the ground work these days, they want everything laid out for them. I enjoy finding things and figuring out stuff on my own. A couple Google searches and I have more than enough hits to figure out how to get going. I'm speaking more in general than specific to this forum. I'm all for helping out and providing a little guidance but I think people need to do a little work on their own. It drives me insane to see the same simple questions asked over and over. I mean, do a search, try a couple things, and decide what works for ya. If you've exhausted all avenues, and are still stumped, then ask for help. The thing is, if you do nothing, don't search, don't try at all, I am not inclined to offer any help. Does that seem irrational to anyone? Am I the only one who feels a sense of pride in being able to accomplish something on my own?