Linked Questions

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Yellow sections on posts

This is probably a very stupid question, but I'm not too technologically inclined. I see often when someone 's post is containing an excerpt from a book or an article, recommended changes, etc. it's ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask a user to google in comments?

I know that it is bad to ask google searchable questions, however, this still happens more often than not on the some of the sites. I also know that LGTMFY is inappropriate, is it appropriate to ...
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Blacklist hxxp://bfy.tw/* as LMGTFY shortener

Can we get a global automatic blacklist on the link shortener at bfy.tw? It's recently been used as an alternative to other shorteners, and I've seen at least two "Let me google that for you" links ...
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Let-me-google-this-for-you link went through

I happened to post a comment which contained a lmgtfy link. Then I realized it was not nice, so I reposted it with a plain Google link. After having been informed it was actually banned and there ...
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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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Use of OP or Stack Exchange-ese acronyms

Each time I cannot remember what OP stands for, I think it would be more kind to use asker, poster, question author or anything that would be easier to understand without a trip to the glossary and/or ...
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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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Close reason / procedure for “LMGTFY” questions [duplicate]

Some questions on Stack Overflow could be answered with a minimal amount of leg-work and research by the poster. The questions are either trivial, such as "How do I print a number as hex instead of ...
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Allow adding a specific message / guidance to blacklists

We don't always blacklist problematic tags or terms, but when we do it's because they've become such a nuisance on a site that we can't control them any other way. Vague / meta tags that keep coming ...
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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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Linking to Google search results in an answer

In this answer (via this meta question) the poster links to two google search result pages as part of their answer. Is this a reasonable thing to do, or should we be discouraging it? It seems ...
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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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General Reference questions create low-quality dead ends for Googlers

Introducing a "general reference" close reason was rejected by Jeff and Joel for fears of abuse. Jeff said in a comment: Joel is very concerned it will be abused. I have concerns as well, since ...
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List of banned URLs

A while back, I posted a link to Let Me Google That For You in chat. It was picked up by the SO bot and I got banned for 30min. Not fun. For future reference, is there a complete list of banned ...
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Humor tolerance in stackexchange engine

I recently responded to a question on stack overflow (don't look it's probably wrong). I tried to post a link to the Mozilla docs about kerning. I always go to the pubs. Well I personally think that "...

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