I don't care one way or the other. HF, to me, is a place to shoot the breeze about horses. If OP has an issue that I can address because I have experience with that issue, I'll relate my story. If OP has a "general best practices" issue, and I think I know what the best practices are, I'll share my opinion. Ultimately, for any issue, nothing beats experienced eyes on the ground, and even then more than one pair of eyes is better than one.
I post here because I rarely have the chance to talk "horse" elsewhere. Flapping my electronic gums is intrinsic reward enough. I like it when nobody says, "Oh dear - why on earth would you say that??" That means my own comments aren't too far off the mark in the bigger scheme of things, so that's another reason for posting here: test-driving my understanding in a peer-reviewed environment.
Whether OP acknowledges my response or not is quite irrelevant to me, actually.
Oh dear, why on earth would you say this?
But seriously, I'm new enough that it usually doesn't bother me, and like
says, I'm sure I've been guilty of the same stuff at some point, well, at least not always looking through old posts first (but, see, MY horses are special, and all of those old answers don't apply to my special horses and their very special circumstances, so it's probably OK that I didn't take 15 seconds and look to see if someone had posted before).
said, it really only bothers me when they post with some sort of emergency situation, and then never followup to let us know what happened.
As to the same questions being asked over and over again, there should just be stickies in those topics that someone can point the OP to, rather than having to re-hash everything for the millionth time.