I am member of several other forums around the web and I know many of you are as well. The repetitive questions, lack of a good read of the FAQ, and no will to preform simple searches are by no means annoyances unique to cprogramming.
Over at www.were-here.com they have implemented a simple soloution on some of the boards which has been pretty effective. Obviously you still get that occasional person who must be typing with a bag over his/her head but it has helped alot.
Something like this or this is what I am referring to.
I am sure many of our members would be willing to lend a hand searching for our best threads to our most frequently asked questions and we would just leave it open to additional suggestions.
I don't know how this would work here but I don't think it's a bad idea and maybe it's worth a shot?