Are warnings given to lazy users who do not use the search feature before opening a new thread on the same topic?
there would be a ban every 4 minutes. Given the current state of the affairs on MTF at the moment, the last thing we need are red cards for such things.
I too sometimes don't notice some WWW or results thread and I open one myself.
When I remember a thread on the same subject opened recently or whitin the last months I simply link it in the new thread and Mods will merge the two in most cases.