Here's my opinion.
I am under no obligation to answer any question. Nor is any monk (anonymous or otherwise) under any obligation to answer questions posed in the Monastery. We are all volunteers, and as human beings, we are endowed with free will. I am free to not answer any question I choose, for whatever reason I choose, whether I suspect it to be a homework question or an interview question. It is my personal and private choice.
I prefer not to clutter up the site with responses which only chastise the Seeker with 'do your own homework'. If you really object to a question, one solution is to abstain from responding.
If I feel like answering a question, I do so in a manner that I see fit. Sometimes it is simply a link to documentation or another node.
I agree that we should all encourage Seekers to read the fine manual, and we do so quite frequently.
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