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Google vs asking on a web forum, and why does it matter? watch

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    Web forums are for posting messages and asking questions. So why do people dislike answering questions on them. Often responses include "do a forum search" or "google it". Kinda defeats the purpose of a forum if you try to avoid posting.

    The person asking the question might also be hoping for someone's specific experience on the matter, or want to discuss potential answers. Simply asking a question for the sake of it is no bad thing either. That answer may, ironically, end up in someone else's google search.

    Theoretically we could google almost anything, and not bother to post questions on a forum. Then forums wouldn't have so much questions/answers on them which would impact google searching. Where do we draw the line?

    (no, I'm not googling it!)

    if it is something factual like the currency of Lithuania then Google™ would be a sensible choice. if it is more humint based such as "are Lithuanian ladies friendly" then asking on a forum would be better :dontknow:
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