If you don't know what to search for, then asking people is the best option. On the other hand if entering the post subject into Google returns the answer as one of the first three links, then the poster definitely did not do his/her homework and a LMGTFY is a perfectly appropriate response.
You can usually tell apart those that do not know where to start and those that simply cannot be bothered doing anything themselves. And I really do not care if the second kind is driven away from PerlMonks. The "Gimme cookie and give it to me NOW!" crowd doesn't deserve their cookie. The crowd deserves a slap. One they failed to get from their parents.
Enoch was right!
Enjoy the last years of Rome.