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"Google it"

iheartcooking | Jul 23, 2014 11:25 PM

I find it so completely rude and snarky when, below a post requesting some bit of info, the first reply is a link to a google search, or the suggestion to visit google.

This may have been a viable option a few years ago but now with search-engine-optimized, nearly identical blogs where they incorporate the phrase "authentic pasta recipe" three times per paragraph, followed by an untested (I assume) recipe written by a nobody, I'm glad to have a resource such as message boards where I can ask others about their experiences. I'm not asking anyone to do the footwork for me, if you don't know the answer, don't reply! If you don't want to contribute, don't reply! Linking to google is just snark, and I can't believe the mods let it happen. Every time I see it on a post, I want to reply pointing out how unnecessarily snarky it is, but it happens a lot, so I'm venting here.
Maybe people ask some really obvious (to YOU) questions. At that point you should just refrain from replying if you're annoyed by the dumb question.
A google search only gets you so far, and it's not good for everything. These boards help us find answers from people whose expertise we know on some level, and we pay it forward by contributing our knowledge to the pool as well.
Am I wrong?
Phew glad I got that off my chest.

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