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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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1answer
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I googled that for you [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Embrace the non-Googlers How should we deal with Google questions? I have been going through a lot of questions that I have skipped, because when I read them, I think: "That ...
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1answer
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Should we discourage people from asking stupid questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Embrace the non-Googlers… For some reason (people being lazy or whatever) StackOverflow is being used like a search engine. I don't have a problem with beginners and "...
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34answers
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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19answers
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Ban LMGTFY (let me google that for you) links

I've just asked a question on Stack Overflow which was a prime candidate for googling. I admit it was a poor question and with a little bit of research I would have found the answer. It annoyed me ...
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27answers
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How should we deal with Google questions?

There have been a lot of questions that can be answered with a simple Google search. For these questions, an answer can be found by just copying and pasting the question directly into the Google ...
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12answers
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Introduce a “general reference” close reason

There is a certain amount of questions that are absolutely trivial in nature: How to format a date, how to concatenate a string, et cetera. Questions that could be solved by taking a look into the ...
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11answers
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Should Sarcasm be Acceptable?

Branching from the lmgtfy-question, I'm curious if sarcastic responses in general should be tolerated on Stackoverflow. This is the nasty cousin of the LMGTFY responses. I'm afraid these types of ...
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2answers
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How to get initial reputation on Stack Overflow with the new-user restrictions in place?

I understand that reputation can be gained by answering questions. However, it seems that more often than not the questions do not contain all the required information to give an answer. Since new ...
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Easily googlable questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should we deal with Google questions? I am sure that this issue was already raised, but I can't remember the answer. What should I do when I see a question that can be ...
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4answers
857 views

Should I ask a question that is easily Google-able?

Meta appears to have come to a consensus that when a user asks a question that is easily answered with Google that we should not close the question but rather answer it properly. Embrace the non-...
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4answers
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I mean… still “google it” answers?

Stack Overflow is already more than 2 years old, and I still find people with high reputation answering to my questions with a plain Wikipedia link or a "do a google search". I may condone it for ...
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3answers
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My down votes on questions are getting out of hand… should I stop?

I looked at my voting record on SO recently, and it's bad. My up votes are barely twice in number that my down votes, and almost all of my down votes are on questions. I read these posts on Meta, ...
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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?

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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