Problems and questions aside, I found that in SO, many questions are either
- Have very similar ones in SO
- Easily searched via google etc
Sometimes despite me knowing the answer, I really just felt like telling them to improve their searching skill.
As a developer, relentless learning is important. New things/ideas/technology pop out everyday. We have to keep updating our skills/knowledge. Knowing where to find these pieces and knowing how to 'find/search' solutions to newly encountered problems are essential.
Frankly, I do not know if this 'question' is a question, just voicing out what I felt.
To Add: After reading a couple of answers, I think I didn't phrase my 'question' properly. I put it in brief here:
Do we teach someone to fish? Or do we give them the fish? The urge to tell them to improve their searching skills doesn't mean I do not give any sort of answer. Spoonfeeding direct answers are not helping them (I'm refering only to the group of users that I described above).