Geese, do you always have to be so snarky
The whole "I get annoyed at newbie questions" thing kinda annoys me though
. No one forces anyone to read, let alone respond, to anything here. If you're annoyed by a newbie post, just move on. If you don't have anything useful to say, read something else.
What annoys me much, much more than obvious newbie questions are old farts posting useless and sometimes snarky comments like, "Use the search tool!" or "Go read a book!"
I have no problem with people using this forum as the first source of info. I usually ignore the obvious "I have a dream, but don't know where to start" threads. But there's nothing wrong with the same question about anchors, hulls, heads, engines, and insurance coming up over and over. If I have something useful to contribute, I do. If not, I move on. No biggy.
After all, this is a discussion group, not a library.