Ok, this is probably going to get me labelled as a miserable, crotchety curmudgeon, and I'll admit to being pretty cranky, lately... <Rant Mode ON> ...but I'm getting really tired of seeing people post questions that they could easily answer themselves by doing a simple Google search. I can understand being newb-ish about the internet, but come on! If you can find The Gauge and post a question here, you must be able to use Google, or Yahoo!, or MSN for pete's sake! And never mind the internet search engines... do people not realize you can search the forums here? That little link in the header bar that says "Search"? Why do people seem to think they're the first person to have their particular question in a hobby that's been around for over 50 years? I'm all for asking other people for help, and I'm glad to offer whatever advice I can on things I know about (and lots of opinion on things I don't! ). But I feel much better about helping someone who's obviously tried to help themselves first, rather than someone who's apparently too lazy to do their own legwork. Especially when it's something simple like "How do I hammer nails?", or "How do I saw wood?". Maybe it's just me, but I try to find answers to my questions by myself first, before I start asking other people. That way it looks like I've actually tried to understand what I'm asking about, and don't look like a helpless kitten. I guess this stems from my opinion that we never value anything we're given, only what we've earned... the same goes for knowledge. I can tell you the answer to something, but you're less likely to retain and appreciate it than if you researched it and figured it out on your own. <Rant Mode OFF> OK, now I feel better.