Roar! Never ask about things! Look it all up yourself! Forums are not for talking!
Don't ask about an event - look it up on Google!
Don't ask about a class - look it up on the wiki!
Don't ask how skills work - do the research on your own!
Don't discuss updates - the information has already been supplied by SE!
If we all follow these writs (and make sure to complain as much as possible - huge rants that people won't read work best, of course - when somebody doesn't look something up on their own), we can eventually transform the forums into the places we always wanted them to be: silent repositories of searchable data.
Exac.... oh eye see what you dud thurrr.
The point being, there are dozens of other places to find the information about certain questions. Asking for clarification on something is different from "I'm too lazy to type in google and browse for 10 seconds, so I'll just ask the question on ZAM and have someone else do the work".
Example 1 (for you simple folk): Can someone explain how 'Rage of Halon' works? It says "deals percentage of damage while readying" what does that mean?
Example 2 (derp da herp folk): How do I get to the Black Shroud from Gridania, I have a quest to get to Camp Bent Branch where is that?
Example 3 (trololol kids): What does a Gridania walnut do, I got one and I'm not sure what is it for, is it a quest?
See Kane, there is a difference between asking questions and being an idiot. Example 1 is asking a question that would be considered acceptable (in my most humble opinion) while example 2 and 3 are just idiot, waste of time, are you kidding look it up questions.
Also, the OP has created several 'durr I'm too lazy to look it up just tell me' posts the past few days.
I do love your extreme view on this topic though, " we can eventually transform the forums into the places we always wanted them to be: silent repositories of searchable data " because anyone said that you can't ask questions, discuss updates, ask about skills or clarification. I guess I should start making forum posts for every single quest I'm on, and at each step I'm going to make a new post "Ok I'm at Uldah, now what do I do?"... "Ok I'm in the Merchant Ward, now what do I do?"... "Ok I talked to XYZ npc, now what do I do?"... see where I'm going with this? It's one thing to ask a question it's another to be an idiot. I guess you can't figure out the difference.