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reason for Close: lack of research? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Introduce a “general reference” close reason I'm deliberately reopening this (see Should a clear lack of research be grounds for closing a question? and links ...
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Please add a 'far too easy for this site' flag, or something similar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Introduce a “general reference” close reason Related: Closing 'easy' questions - yes or no? Stack Overflow gets flooded with questions of extremely basic ...
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Could we PLEASE have a RTFM close option? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Introduce a “general reference” close reason I won't repeat older discussions, everything's been said. However, people have been developing the trend of closing ...
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Close option for questions that can be answered with a simple research [duplicate]

I think that close options on Stack Overflow aren't complete. Ok, in off-topic options there's still an "other" option, but it's too bad that other users don't see the reason, but just see a comment ...
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close reason for questions which are just too simple? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Introduce a “general reference” close reason Questions which are too simple (i.e. answer can be found in the most basic manual), are currently most often closed ...
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Should we have a “question is too basic” reason for closing questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Introduce a “general reference” close reason Sometimes, questions are closed because they are just too basic (like this one). It happens pretty often -- people ...
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How were the off-topic close reasons previously displayed? [duplicate]

I just came across this question on English.SE. The banner says it was closed by a moderator as "general reference", which is not one of the 5 standard close reasons (duplicate, off-topic, too broad, ...
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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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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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Embrace the non-Googlers

There seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to "easy" questions that involve quickly answering by copy/pasting embarrassing links to lmgtfy.com (or similar responses in comments, which aren't downvotable) ...
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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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Are code troubleshooting questions really what we want to encourage? [closed]

In an effort to more fully understand the gestalt of Stack Overflow, I offer this question for perusal: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7513258/i-want-a-dialog-box-in-case-of-error#question ...
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Tag wikis need a size and functionality increase

The existing tag wikis are not enough. They can only store a very small volume of information, and given the complexity of the topics we're discussing here, that's just not enough. I propose to make ...
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Please think twice about closing SO questions

StackOverflow in particular is intended as a source of information for beginners as well as experts. As such, we can expect there will be naive or "simple" questions. There are also a substantial ...
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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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