What is our policy on lmgtfy links? Some questions show no research effort by the OP, and while most of the times, it is sufficient to suggest a google search, some questions seem to be begging for a lmgtfy comment. Is it acceptable, or is it considered rude / inappropriate?

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    $\begingroup$ Some questions show no research effort by the OP Like yours? Just kidding. Next time you should try to search in mother meta, they've asked almost everything. $\endgroup$
    – jinawee
    Nov 22, 2013 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, nice idea. $\endgroup$ Nov 23, 2013 at 5:58
  • $\begingroup$ Related: meta.physics.stackexchange.com/q/5033/2451 $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Dec 3, 2013 at 19:23

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The overarching "Be nice" directive means that LMGTFY links are right out.

Yes, some people are unselfconsciously out to take advantage of us, and yes this is very, very annoying. None-the-less we're going to be the better people here.

Feel free to vote to close such question when you have the privilege. Or to flag them if you don't.

  • $\begingroup$ Alright, makes sense. $\endgroup$
    – pho
    Nov 22, 2013 at 19:55

Please don't make any lmgtfy comments. They will be deleted.

See: Ban LMGTFY (let me google that for you) links and Is LMGTFY frowned upon?


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