Adam Fields (weblog)

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Please stop telling people to “google it” in public forum posts

Filed under: — adam @ 12:09 pm

I’ve noticed that with increasing frequency, I’ll search for something on one of the search engines and be directed to some forum post where the answer is “google for the answer”.

How do you think I found you in the first place?!?!

If it’s possible that your page will turn up in the search results for the thing you’re discussing, please include the answer (or at least, a specific URL where the answer can be found).

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