these forums get ZERO pay and are expected to read each and every post in the forums that they are responsible for. Pure volunteers, some such as the one(s) you are referring to have done this for years and found giving links gives them the oopportunity to cover ALL OF their responsibilities, especially where the question has been asked numerous times, and feel that they should have first done a search. Their flaw [thepersons that reply with Google searches is that a person posting in the forum for the first time really can feel rejected].
Believe it or not the prime responsibility of the Mods in their forum is to maintain decorum and not allow violations of the TOS.
At times I also find that frustrating, but knowing two Mods fairly well, I fully understand.
Alot of internet questions that people type in google have forum and subs listed in the answers to these questions. Plus i enjoy answering a few newbie q's myself. So when a question comes up on newbie forum, telling them to google it is a dense idea..and you should be smacked in the face with a monitor <3 U all If you are just trying to up your post #'s and have no idea what the answer is... do it in another forum, thx