James said:can't we put some sort of screening page in when you're inserting a new thread? Like it asks them what the thread is about (like a list and you check which topic it is about), and if it is one that can be covered in NPM or search, it can direct them to an automated message... just something that automatically informs the non-searching ppl to use search and allow room to delete nonsensical threads.
This idea seems reasonable, just might be more than necessary. I'm not Scott or Ryan so I don't know how much space on the server a screening page like this would take up. But that's not the main concern here. It's about figuring a way to best inform our members. Since this thread is still very active, this topic appears to be of great concern to all members, including moderators and administrators. I'll make sure this topic gets to the higher powers and we'll see what we can do.