I have been wandering around the forum for a while now and I notice that many new users have signed up recently. Unfortunately, some of them make little use of the search function before they ask a question.
That is not a problem in itself, but it is very disappointing if you see the same question entered in a slightly different form 5 times in one week, even while that question has already been answered many times in the past.
I personally think that this does not help the willingness to have to enter the same answer again and again. Sometimes it is even causing to be a bit grumpy in the reply, especially if one doesn’t realize it always takes time to help another and even is a bit ungrateful if it isn’t helping instantly. We all do this voluntarily, unpaid and in our own time.
Perhaps it is an idea to mention this more explicitly in the welcome message?
In addition, I see relatively few questioners (not only the new ones by the way) using the “like” and the “solution” buttons while it is so easy and nice to use them.
Why? Because it is of course always nice if, as a helpful co-forummer, you get a heart from the questioner if he is helped by or happy with the answer.
Or, if you have submitted the correct solution, that this also shows as such under your post.
I think using these buttons helps to keep answering the same questions, even though it sometimes takes quite some time.
Maybe this is also worth mentioning in the welcome message?
Just my 2 cents …