Possible Duplicate: Does Stack Overflow encourage developer laziness?
I've been following Stack Overflow for some time now, and I find it to be one of the most usefully sites on programming. That said I think one should try its best to only ask a question when the solution to the problem has been thought of, at least for a while.
I do notice that some fellow programmers here shoot without even reading the functions documentation. For example, take this question.
How should one reply to this?
Downvoting the question? The user is new, downvoting would probably mean nothing to him and would scare him away from Stack Overflow.
Respond? Would probably be an incentive to laziness.
Tell him to go and read the documentation? Would be a dull reply and be of little value to the site.
How do you guys, and how should we all respond to lazy-questioning?