Wow. Never heard the term "help vampires" Arch gets a slight pass because they have good documentation which should be read. Their response sort of weeds out users who should probably use another distro that is better designed for them.
I like the stack forums because the best answers are voted to the top, you can tag questions/answers. If it is a duplicate question, it is noted. Although not perfect, it's better. askubuntu is based on stack technology.
With an Internet search, at google, you can click Tools, Any Time, Past Year, which may help some. Some tech topics are more searchable than others.
I read this many years ago, Netiquette Guidelines, and found some useful info on becoming a better communicator.
If the response is, do a google search, are we sure it isn't do a google site search, because the question has been asked before. That's a little bit different. Just go to google and type:
site:linuxmint.com SEARCH_WORDS. I purposefully left off the forums part, because sometimes the answer could be in community or blog. duckduckgo.com also has a site search, as well as startpage.com
I've been using the bookmark snippet below for well over a decade. That entire line is in the Location field, and then I add a Keyword. I type the Keyword I added and the SEARCH_WORDS (ie. gsite pulseaudio), so I don't have to leave the website I'm on.
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