Ok, firstly, you cannot stop random people from NOT using the search bar, that is something you will just have to get use to. There is however a way to keep the large amount of people doing this, stopping. If noobs don't use the search bar, they post in thread and make it harder for people using search bars to find what they need, that person then stops using the search bar and resorts to posting a thread, and the downward spiral just continues. 1. DO NOT REPLY IN THE THREADS THEY MAKE! I don't know why people do it, but when you comment on a thread, it skyrocks straight to the top for everyone to see again, and no one wants to see that happen. Best thing to do in the first place is not even complain or mention anything. If you don't want people to post their threads, stop posting massive images of ashamed star trek guys and that "oo look, its THAT thread again" , it helps no one. 2. DO NOT REPLY IN POSTS One thing i am starting to notice is that people (especially that guy from the UK, not me some guy wth like 500+ posts) keeps posting the exact same thing in every thread in hope of attention, just don't reply, they will learn to use the search bar on their own. 3. BE HELPFUL Some questions need answering, we were all noobs at one point, it just makes sense to help some people with those difficult questions. Simply saying "google it" is a really d*ck move and when you google it, it takes you right back to the thread you created. Be helpful but dont spoonfeed. By this i mean, just point them in the right direction in some way, even use a phrase which they could google. 4. CHANGE TOPICS These new people will only continue to come back if the same topic remains, when everyone is talking about a hot topic, more people will join. Find something else to discuss and please do not start arguments. Now you know the 4 ways to stop all this BS threads from spreading, do all of us a favour and follow them.