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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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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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Should I be voting to close “Why didn't you just Google it?” questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should we deal with Google questions? Fairly often, I come across questions that can literally be answered by typing the key words of the question title into Google and ...
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Answering etiquette with 'google' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with google questions? If this is a duplicate, sorry for not finding it :) When someone asks a question, and the answers provided are from a google search, the ...
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what to do when someone asks a simple question (“what is an sdk?”) and gets downvoted for it being too easy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with google questions? related: there are no stupid questions, or are there? Sometimes there are questions that could be answered very easily via a web search. "...
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What's the right behavior with people who are just too lazy to google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with Google questions I'm pretty new to SO. Today I noticed a question which can be simply answered by using Google. Listing geo-places near a user location I had ...
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Show “Have you tried Google yet?” when question is tagged “syntax” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with Google questions I find that most syntax questions I see could easily be answered by a tutorial or Google. Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Exhibit D IMHO, ...
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Should we flag a question if its very commonly available on the community? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Let's hold language in comments to the same standard as posts

Through his never-ending sense of wonder and curiosity, my colleague Jon Ericson recently posted some findings on his exploration into the possibility of ...hastily written... questions essentially ...
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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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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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Does Stack Overflow encourage developer laziness? [closed]

I've answered a number of questions on Stack Overflow recently where it is obvious that the poster has just blatantly used Stack Overflow as a substitute for loading up their own IDE/...
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Is it bad to ask Google searchable questions?

I recently got downvoted by a user who added a comment, saying "couldn't you have spent 15 minutes and looked this up on Google?". My answer is "yes", but by asking on Stack Overflow, I feel like I ...
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Do you google before asking on StackOverflow? [closed]

Duplicate: How to deal with google questions? Do you google for answers to put on SO? There are a few posts which make me wonder if users google first before asking questions on StackOverflow. ...
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Are “basic” questions cluttering Stack Overflow?

So I frequently watch the python tagged questions on SO, and have discovered something I believe to be an issue, you may disagree, but I wanted to at least pose this to the community. This one in ...

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