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Why not just Google instead

 
 
Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 11:42 am
Why do so many OP's present a q that could so easily be resolved by a quick Googling

In partial answer it's been asserted that some countries, China for instance, delete postings that might be even slightly oriented against The Realm. But this doesn't explain why the typical a2k participant so often asks a q innocent of all politics, eg, the dining habits of a cricket
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 11:49 am
@dalehileman,
There are some who are plugging or spamming, some who are lazy, some who are not computer savvy enough to be aware of it or know how Google works. And then there are those who want others to do their work for them.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 12:11 pm
@Ragman,
Don't forget that on some types of question, an answer from someone with personal experience can point up more than The Mayo. If I wanted to know who makes the best hearing aid (for example) I would ask here. If I wanted to know how many counties in Florida went Republican in the last election, google comes into its own.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 03:03 pm
@Ragman,
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There are some who are plugging or spamming,
I've often wondered Rag just how successfully

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some who are lazy,
Alas alack this one fits me to a tee when Googling and I'm faced with 34 million hits

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some who are not computer savvy enough to be aware of it or know how Google works.
Isn't it hard to believe that anyone could be so dormant, so comatose

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And then there are those who want others to do their work for them.
Alas alack, here's me again
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 03:06 pm
People often are looking to converse rather than simply garner information.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 03:10 pm
@roger,
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Don't forget that on some types of question, an answer from someone with personal experience can point up more than The Mayo.
That's often my own excuse for not first Googling. But so many q's are so much more successfully addressed by Googling, for instance the diet of an insect

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If I wanted to know who makes the best hearing aid (for example) I would ask here.
Is it your implication that the regulars are old fellas like me

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If I wanted to know how many counties in Florida went Republican in the last election, google comes into its own.
I can't deny that

http://www.google.ca/#sclient=psy-ab&q=how+many+counties+in+Florida+went+Republican+in+the+last+election&oq=how+many+counties+in+Florida+went+Republican+in+the+last+election&gs_l=serp.12...4385.4385.0.5722.1.1.0.0.0.0.150.150.0j1.1.0...0.0...1c.2.18.psy-ab.9U-AgZVA-EA&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=3ddc37ea7f65dc54&biw=1177&bih=753

Yet when I q the a2k asking how many others feel depressed in the morn before the first cup of coffee I get only one useful reply
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2013 04:18 pm
@dalehileman,
I find that I can never can usefully compare my own results (Googling or any 'net activity) with the public at large.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 10:19 am
@Ragman,
Rag come to think of it, neither can I
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 10:49 am
@roger,
roger wrote:
Don't forget that on some types of question, an answer from someone with personal experience can point up more than The Mayo.

Here's a question: What do you mean by "The Mayo"? (And, yes, I tried googling it first, but that just pointed out some hotel in Tulsa ...)
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 11:24 am
@Ticomaya,
the mayo clinic website is second only to the one in England (NHS) for high quality free health information.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 11:36 am
@Ticomaya,
As Rocky says, I meant the Mayo Clinic. If I were referring strictly to cardiac operations, I would have said Cleveland Clinic because it isn't quite as well known as the Mayo.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 04:41 pm
@roger,
Okay. In that case I have a Mayo a few miles from my house.
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