I think these questions are appropriate.
When answering these questions, we have to remember:
- The need of the OP is to find the answer
- The needs of the community are to ensure users don't get into the habit of not bothering to Google, and to not turn away new users who don't understand the site/system/community yet and make a wee mistake.
Therefore, I suggest the solution is to answer briefly and concisely, subtly pointing out that one can Google the answer.
Fudge uses customized "Fudge dice" which have an equal number of plus, minus and blank sides.
You can read more about them on Wikipedia, in the the Fudge RPG System article's section on Game mechanics.
A quick Google search also led me to the web site of Grey Ghost Press Inc, the Fudge System's publisher. Their web site has a statement about "WHERE CAN I FIND FUDGE DICE?!?" if you need to buy some.
With an answer like this you...
- Give the OP a fish by answering the question.
- Teach the OP to fish by demonstrating that the information is easily Googled and Wikipedia'd.
- Don't end up turning away any new users who haven't fully integrated into the system/community, nor any upstanding, respectable users who don't appreciate being accused of banality.
If a user intends to invest the energy in maintaining/defending the site from banal questions, they have to do it in a way which also doesn't hurt the site by being snappish and cranky; threatening the communal nature of a Stack Exchange site is worse than threatening the quality of questions & answers.
In conclusion maybe we shouldn't be anal about questions which are banal. (GET IT? Waka waka waka)