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GeneralRe: I am a toad Pinmemberpwasser13-Apr-14 18:48 
GeneralB(l)ubba PinmemberDalek Dave13-Apr-14 12:59 
GeneralRe: B(l)ubba PinmvpRyanDev14-Apr-14 2:54 
GeneralMisuse of the Quick Answers Forum Pinpremiumgggustafson13-Apr-14 9:43 
Recently I have been visiting quick answers - view unanswered questions. Today, a member posted the question
 
How to get count of occurrence of characters in string using c#?
 
That was it! No attempted solution. No report of Google searching. No nothing!
 
OK. So now I agree with OriginalGriff regarding misuse of the discussions forums. So I think that we, as a community, need a way to tell the OP that his question is rejected for lack of trying. We also need a mechanism to tell the OP that we think that the answer to his question could be used for nefarious purposes that we, as a community, do not support. Under the Report flag, all we have is
 
Unclear or incomplete.
Repost.
Not a question.
Off-topic.
Spam/abusive.
 
The question cited above is none of these. A Google search of "c# occurrences of a character in a string" returned more than 90K answers. So apparently the OP didn't try Googling. The OP may not have been aware of the wealth of online resources. So how do we educate our junior members?
 
I would suggest adding two items to the list
 
Rejected by the Forum. You must at least try to get a solution before you post here.
Rejected by the Forum. The answer could be used for bad things.

Both of these should remove the question from the forum and send an email to the OP explaining why the action was taken. The OP should be able to click a link in the email and defend his question.
Gus Gustafson

GeneralRe: Misuse of the Quick Answers Forum PinpremiumDuncan Edwards Jones13-Apr-14 10:51 
GeneralRe: Misuse of the Quick Answers Forum PinprotectorOriginalGriff13-Apr-14 11:01 
GeneralRe: Misuse of the Quick Answers Forum PinpremiumDuncan Edwards Jones13-Apr-14 11:13 
GeneralRe: Misuse of the Quick Answers Forum PinprotectorOriginalGriff13-Apr-14 11:17 
GeneralRe: Misuse of the Quick Answers Forum PinmemberC-P-User-313-Apr-14 11:45 
GeneralRe: Misuse of the Quick Answers Forum PinpremiumDuncan Edwards Jones13-Apr-14 20:58 

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