Insightful article, full of "aha" moments!
But there's a sad logical flow, right at the beginning.
> ... by closely observing an individual’s behavior using this handy checklist, you too can identify Help Vampires in the field:
> 1. Does he ask the same, tired questions others ask (at a rate of once or more per minute)?
> 2. Does he clearly lack the ability or inclination to ask the almighty Google?
> 3. Does he refuse to take the time to ask coherent, specific questions?
Take item 2. Remember? Sometime back it was the fashion here to forward questions to some show-me-how-to-google engine, implying them to google instead of asking here. Trained that way now you wonder about items 1 and 3. Why can't they ask coherent, specific questions? Because Google has an answer to anything. Why they keep on asking at a rate of once a miniute? Because that is the time they take to fill the Google search field, press enter, give up hope and retype.
It is not always the dumb user. One can train them to behave dumb! I have seen that happening.