Hello there. It's Anonymous, better known as Follo-
Oh wait, there's already a topic about this...
What is SBYP?
SBYP is the forum acronym: "Search before you post." It means, you created this topic, but there was already another topic just like this.
Is it really necessary?
I do believe that it isn't necessary at times. For example, let's say someone created a topic: "____ Should be leader", and recently, @OrangeScent1 has already created a topic like this.
Isn't it alright if there are two topics about it? It could draw more attention to people, and isnt offensive.
But in instances like "Forum Parties",
I believe we shouldn't have a "doppelgänger".
So the moral? Don't just say "Search before You Post" to every single topic it know has been created. Newbies don't know that, and may have forgotten. Isn't the forum supposed to be a place to feel good about?
It can be really mean sometimes.
Understand when to say it.