I'm so tired of trying to research something online and only finding forum threads of people wanting the same information as me and all the responses are people telling the to use the search or to google it. These people are ruining googling. Its very difficult to get information when the top 10 results contain no valuable information. that and search aggregators, both of those things suck.
Okay rant over.
I agree. Especially when that happens in real life too. I was hanging out with a couple of people and I asked someone a question to start a conversation. The person didn't mind and we start talking. My friend then interrupts our conversation and says "Have you tried googling it? My computer is right over there." I'm like "uhhhh no...sure..." and I couldn't even find my answer on google.
In real life it is kind of obnoxious, but on an internet forum I would consider it basic etiquette to Google a question and research it yourself at least a little bit before making a topic on it. It looks really stupid when you think of a question, ask it on a forum, and a reasonable answer is the very first thing to pop up in any given search engine.
At least on Giantbomb, people seem to do that these days.
I can definitely understand wanting to know how graphics card naming conventions work, though. "You mean that a 7850 is actually not as good as a 6970? And a 580 is better than a 660? Wut!?" Questions with confusing answers, I can understand why you'd ask those.
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