Linked Questions

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Is it off limits to even mention Google now?

I just had a conversation with a mod about a comment telling the OP to use Google. When I see an exceedingly trivial question (and I mean exceedingly), I will Google the question's title (or ...
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5answers
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The Closing Problem: This needs to be reconsidered [duplicate]

TLDR version: Too many people can vote to close. People are overzealous when it comes to voting to close. Questions that get closed will very likely remain so because they attract little attention. ...
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Is LMGTFY frowned upon?

I was told in a comment here that using a site like LMGTFY was frowned upon. Although just three seconds earlier the user posted a link to google results (which in my opinion is the same thing). Are ...
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4answers
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How to deal with “Have you tried Google?” comments

When faced with a simple question, some users respond with comments that say something like, "You should have Googled it" and nothing else. These are often upvoted a few times as well. Is it ...
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4answers
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Ban Dropbox referral/affiliate links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using affliate links in answer/question Update: just found out that the db.tt links are not only used for all new referrals, but also for URLs to public files (for now: only if ...
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2answers
930 views

Ban LMGTFY links across the Stack Exchange network

Periodically, someone on Programmers.SE gets the "clever" idea to post a LMGTFY link to a question that they don't care to answer for real. It's a silly practice and terrible for all the reasons ...
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1answer
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What is the SE version of Seven Dirty Words?

Caution: R-rated language Some words, when present in a comment, make it eligible for instant, automatic one-flag deletion. Out of the seven words you can never say on television, only appear to ...
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6answers
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What's the best response to a post that can be answered really easily with a quick Google search?

Here's an example of what I mean: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3630614/xpath-php-query Googling "XPath Query" returns a plethora of resources. What's the best way to respond to this question? ...
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5answers
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Is it bad behaviour to downvote/leave a rude comment based on a question asker?

First let me state that good questions, regardless of the poster, should be treated with the respect deserved. Sometimes there are questions posted which are not puzzling, interesting or problematic (...
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2answers
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Should we ban all C# Questions whose answers are already in MSDN? [closed]

DISCLAIMERS Downvote if you Don't Agree that we should ban questions whose answers that are searchable on the Net. The intention of this question is make it very clear that we should not be rude ...
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2answers
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Is there anything we can do to avoid enabling very lazy users who post vague questions? [duplicate]

OK, we've all seen it. User123LZ posts a 2-liner asking for something. For example: Then User1234 answers it. It's perfectly OK, but it makes me cringe a little. Does anybody else feel that this is ...
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4answers
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How to handle answers which begin with “What are you trying to achieve”?

I don't know, maybe I'm somehow strange, but I must admit that answers which begin with What are you trying to achieve? What are your reasons for asking this? Why you are asking this? (anything ...
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4answers
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How to answer “do my work for me” questions

Sometimes I see questions that make me think the Original Poster hasn't even attempted to figure it out on their own. Often this overlaps with homework questions, but that's not really the core issue. ...
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2answers
194 views

Can't publish comments or answers

I'm trying to publish a comment to this question. When I click Add comment I get: Only 1 comment allowed per 5 seconds; timer reset. I wait 5 seconds but I keep getting the same message. Trying ...
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1answer
642 views

Proper error message for LMGTFY banning

I've answered a Java question today. The answer was long and included a considerable amount of code. When I tried to post the answer, I got a cryptic error: I've copied my text to an external editor, ...

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