Originally Posted by matthurd
the fact that there is "pages and pages to read on the subject" can also be a problem, after reading 10 threads with none of them being relevant to your specific question or providing an answer to your situation, it certainly seems worthwhile to just ask the question in a new thread.
Why would you read ten threads which are not relevant to your question? What you are saying is that your time is precious, but ours is not, so why bother even looking when you can just ask without any effort on your part. What it suggests is laziness. Look first and if you don't find it, ask.