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How to deal with Google questions

Sometimes new users start asking questions which are very simple and instead of using google they ask directly on stackoverflow. Even if they google for the same title they will be getting a lot of same kind of questions in google results.

So the point is:-

  1. Should we flag that question?
  2. Should we down vote that question?

Or any other suggestions?

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marked as duplicate by waiwai933, Robert Harvey Apr 10 '11 at 4:55

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Relevant discussion here: – Robert Harvey Apr 10 '11 at 0:29
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Put a comment like this on the question:

This Google Search turned up several promising results:

and vote to close as "Not a Real Question."

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Which is a dupe of… . I rest my case ;) – Aleadam Apr 10 '11 at 4:52

Most of those questions are usually dupes of other questions in SO anyways, so you can flag them as not a real question as Robert says or exact duplicate if it's already out there (a quick search using the title as keywords will usually show you on the first three or four hits the dupes).

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