Every so often, my inner grumpy-old-man becomes enormously frustrated at both OP who have clearly not carried out the most basic search on what they are asking and those readers who shower upvotes on an answer that shows no expertise other than the ability to read, type, cut and paste.
What is the polite but firm response that says "Your question could be answered by the trivial application of any reputable search engine. Why are you posting it here?"
Or am I completely out of step with the SE ethos and does the rest of the community regard these questions as desirable?
I see that Luke has provided the definitive answer to my question by using his (unchallengeable) powers as moderator to delete http://genealogy.stackexchange.com/a/2919 from the main site.
I will now have to find another contribution by the person who wrote that answer to restore the rep that he earned when I upvoted it as entirely appropriate to the question.
Perhaps a "gentle hint" in the comments might be deemed an acceptable response.