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Stack Overflow vs. Google

An occasional irritant on Stack Overflow is people asking questions that would be answered immediately if they’d just type a handful of obvious search terms into Google.

People respond in comments by telling them that they could have searched in Google.

Other people retort that it’s okay, because the aim of Stack Overflow is to have an answer for every question.

Either way, you eventually get tragic/amusing situations like this:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/105034/how-to-create-a-guid-uuid-in-javascript

Note the first comment – “You should have googled!” Well, as it happened, I just Googled for “javascript generate guid” and I got that SO question as the first hit…

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