I think you have some valid points. I think when someone asks a question we should try and help. We also need to point them to something. It doesn't hurt to tell them to do searches but I find it very useful when someone comes back with a link that has the information. I don't need them to retype everything but I do need sometimes help finding stuff and a point in the right direction is more useful then the comment, search the archive.
We as a group should always try and help with something useful. An example may be:
Here is a link to a thread that may help you find what your looking for. A lot has been written about this and it has been hashed over many times. Also some of the key words I would use for searching are bla, bla and bla. If you still can't find it let us know and we can maybe help more or once you have looked over the old threads you may have some more questions.
This is my humble option.
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