We get a lot of folks who find a stamp(s), go to eBay
, sort by highest first, then think they have found a match to the stamp in hand.
Although some folks here get frustrated, I try to view each one as a potential new hobbyist. So rather than simply ID their stamp for them, I try to encourage them to learn more by posting links to additional information. Sometimes these new folks will start reading up on stamps and become more interested in the hobby.
Note that just giving a brand new poster 'the answer' is like just giving a student the answer. They learn nothing and just keep coming back for the 'quick answer'. But of course if a person is truly trying to ID a stamp (i.e. have gauged the perfs, looked for watermark, etc.) then giving them 'the answer' is appropriate.