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GeneralI'm always amazed by people explaining that you can Google for the information you're looking for [modified] Pin
devvvy3-Oct-12 19:49
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GeneralThe Downvote Challenge Pin
devvvy3-Oct-12 21:38
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GeneralRe: The Downvote Challenge Pin
devvvy4-Oct-12 15:29
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GeneralRe: I'm always amazed by people explaining that you can Google for the information you're looking for Pin
Joan Murt3-Oct-12 21:45
memberJoan Murt3-Oct-12 21:45 
I would not say that anyone would look like a retard, but there are questions that seem retarded...

There are times in which a small Google search with exactly the same terms put in the OP’s question subject gives proper results.

Sending a Google link or a LMGTFY link can help if the OP receives the desired information and at the same time he/she receives an explanation on how CP works. Then, if the OP is not a complete loser, the next time he/she will try to follow the rules. This will improve the community and, the contents of it, which is what will make others to come and enjoy it.

Even that "what is Google" is not correct and possibly a bit offensive, I can understand it as we can see gazillions of posts in CP that are not useful at all, non-specific questions, one line questions that are not clear... and a good percent of them are not following the posting guidelines (which is also offensive).

The objective of posting a question is to get a positive and interesting answer that could help. Sometimes a Google search link is even better than that because it can also offer learning and more than one option.

I don’t agree you.
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GeneralRe: I'm always amazed by people explaining that you can Google for the information you're looking for Pin
devvvy3-Oct-12 21:54
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GeneralRe: I'm always amazed by people explaining that you can Google for the information you're looking for Pin
OriginalGriff3-Oct-12 23:46
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GeneralRe: I'm always amazed by people explaining that you can Google for the information you're looking for Pin
Joan Murt3-Oct-12 23:52
memberJoan Murt3-Oct-12 23:52 
Generaldude what i am saying is when people just give you link to Google - not a specific Google search which actually points to anything useful or something he actually read before he referred it Pin
devvvy4-Oct-12 15:22
memberdevvvy4-Oct-12 15:22 
Generalyes you also get my 5! Pin
devvvy4-Oct-12 15:32
memberdevvvy4-Oct-12 15:32 
GeneralAlso don't downvote! Pin
TorstenH.4-Oct-12 0:51
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