And from a first-time poster, too. I can't tell you how often I see this, or how often I wonder at why newbies tend to do this..
If I may opine as to why this happens, go back and look at the posts of some of our more "Experienced" posters flaming a new poster for not using the search function, and chastizing them for asking repeat questions. Then we flame them for using search and trying to follow up with questions.
Damned if ya do, damned if ya don't