Down with tinyurl!

John Bokma john at castleamber.com
Tue Sep 21 05:25:18 CEST 2010


Seebs <usenet-nospam at seebs.net> writes:

> And this caused me to realize just how amazingly insulting that can be when
> done to someone who *did* already do the research.

Exactly. I hate lmgtfy links hidden in a tiny url. It's not only
insulting to the OP but also to people who try to learn something and
end up on a google search page they could've come up with themselves.

> While certainly there's plenty of people who didn't do their own searching,
> there's also a fair number who are asking a question because they DID try
> searching and there was some problem with one or more of the answers.

Yup, exactly. Or people who did a lot of searching but somehow were not
able to compile a good query.

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