Questions tagged [lmgtfy]

An acronym for "Let Me Google That For You". Using the site is not acceptable in posts or comments.

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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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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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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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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 URLs ...
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Do we need to resolve/block bit.ly and other URL shorteners to block lmgtfy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ban URL shorting services Apparently this link (and probably others) are now being used to get around the lmgtfy.com block (recent example, if you hurry before it's flagged ...
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Cannot update my existing older answer (S,PCCTC error)

I am trying to be a good community member and update my answer to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4055838/best-commercial-html-to-pdf-c-sharp-component on SO with the latest information from my ...
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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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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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Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links?

Since it's banned, do those who circumvent it by short-URLs deserve a spam-flag?
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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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