Sometimes a newb doesn't really know how to phrase the search, sometimes a search doesn't turn up the good thread or the exact answer, sometimes people just want fresh new info, and yes, sometimes they just don't search. In all of those cases if you know of an appropriatethread, mentioning it them to it politely is just good manners. Many new folks simply have no idea how extensive the archives here are. We all start somewhere. Hopefully we aren't put off by some old curmudgeon before we get the chance to grow into the really really good questions, like " I don't think Rodinal is really all that, agreed?"