As I remember from a while back, responses that were comprised of only "search please" were considered a rule violation right? What if the poster doesn't contribute any of his own input, but merely lists search results from a search of the topic? On the one hand I can see how this requires more effort than a curt, "search please," but on the other hand, it really doesn't accomplish much if there is already a sizable thread on the topic. Would it be better if the search results were posted with clarifying information? Ie, "Thread X answers question Y and Thread A answers question B." Does the rule change if the question is one that is asked ad nauseam on the forums? If a post consists only of a simple list of threads which are the fruits of a basic search, isn't this nearly as curt as a "search please" post? It seems to me that with the reminders at the top of "new thread" windows, there isn't much value being added if a poster simply lists a few results from a basic search.