Why is it such a big deal if a question has been already asked? I get it we are trying to prevent too much spam but sometimes people want to ask a question again for more opinions or differemt answers from different people. Every has a different way of explaining. Some people may already use the search but the answers may not necessarily make sense to them so they feel they need to re ask it to get another answer in different words. I will use an example. Somebody already created a book in C++ basics, so does that mean there is no need for new books on the same topic? I just wanted to throw it out there because a lot questions seem to get attacked with "that is a duplicate question".