Directing someone to a sticky or a previous thread is a little different than saying
"Use the search button before you post" cuz I might have to log on and see that some newbie came here and asked a question and might take time for somebody to read and help out.

Can you see how it can appear....
yes use the search function and look at the stickies....but I hope the " stuck up" attitude from other boards does not leak out here...