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This is spurred on by this question and H.B.'s responses to it.

There have been discussions in other threads about poorly researched questions (and not just somewhat poorly - to the point of absurdity, like the question I first referenced) and the negative responses they can bring.

Neither side of it is good for StackOverflow (or StackExchange as a whole). I tend to be sympathetic to H.B. given that he's done a lot of work for the site and it is absolutely frustrating to see these kinds of questions over and over again. They're like the adult version of the "please answer my homework question for me" type questions - which makes them worse, imho.

So I'm wondering if there might be a way to take the "Questions that may already have your answer" section of the site that appears when you're writing a question and extend it to search the internet. Perhaps it could be done in a very limited way - if the question is tagged with WPF, it looks for keywords in the title and searches for those (perhaps even limiting the search results to MSDN or something).

Is this sort of thing feasible? Would it make a difference? Am I completely off-base here?

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