The more experienced members do need to be more lax with new members. However at the same time the new members need to keep in mind that they need to learn how to learn without constant attention and do so in a reasonably mature way. If you really cannot figure it out through searching the massive database of information that is this site and the internet in general then yea, fine, ask.
Some (some I said, not all) need to realize that they do not know as much as they think they do; sure most of us experienced users know and have done a ton but we also do not know anywhere close everything. Both new and old users make mistakes or forget.
And i understand its a 2-way street. For the most part, i usually google my questions most of the time. But a lot of people (including me) might not get the correct words to search for. There's thousand combination of words that i might missed while doing a search. So it may not come up properly or come up at all.
I have found that being constantly spammed by noobs asking terrible questions(how do I hack?, how do I make ___ faster?, What is a CPU/PSU/RAM/etc?, can I use ____ with ____?, What is this dildo doing in my ear? What is this yellow crusty stuff in my keyboard?, How do I make my downloaded videos(porno clips) less blocky?) really does cause more experienced members on any BBS/IRC channel/etc to develop quite an attitude if it goes on for long enough. Sure ideally they might not want to act that way but once you get worn down it is hard. At that point you either stay because it is just natural to hang around(or you want to try to fix things) or you leave because it has gone too far and you just cannot do anything about it.
In some cases after the old dudes have been worn down, and after most in the community have left the older guys like to troll the noobs. I am also guilty of this a bit. <_< >_> It seems to happen when you are left with just a handful of old core members and are surrounded by noobs constantly assaulting and never letting up and never willing to learn or put any effort into things. Eventually it is just too much and you start giving them a hard time just for the enjoyment of it. And let me tell you, it is most fun burning&BSing these skiddies. > At that point the forum/etc is totally toast. HWC/HCF is not there yet.
I understand seeing the same questions does get irritating. Just like the other forum i frequent on, its annoying to see "i wanna push 16 psi on my turbo, or what fuel mods do i need, i want BOV to sound like greddy", etc.
But is it really that hard to just ignore the question? If you dont like someones question, dont answer it. Your not obliged to answer it.
It'd be different if they keep PM you, or if the same user keeps posting the same questions on different sub-forum.
But really, i have other things to do/to worry about other than egging the noobs for asking (in your opinion) a stupid/noob questions.
I guess whats he's trying to say is a monetary award to those who frequent the BST?
If thats the case, how do you decide which one is worthy of getting a certain % whenever they sell/buy on the BST?