Originally Posted by Ken4444
Check out the following screen shot. Hopefully you'll see something similar when you click 'search':
It's just usually better to read all of the old posts on a subject than get people to provide a rehash of topics that have been covered before.
I am with the original poster on the "forbidden" questions without a search.
If you don't want to answer a question, then don't.
Also keep in mind that the search feature you demonstrated is only available to paid members. The google search is useless.
I do think that if the topic is on the first few pages a new thread should not be started, but trying to dig up old threads to keep a few people from seeing one more thread seems like a waste as well.
I hope this does not sound negative since that is not what is meant.