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#1
Honestly, to the idiots that tell people to "read up on it" or "google it" when they ask a question in an online forum; think.. Most of the time when you search for something, unless it's base information, like the kinda stuff on IMDB, or Wiki, the results from a search are generally from other people that asked on forums and (with any luck) actually got an answer. So when you tell someone to "google it" or "look it up", especially when you have the answer; all you're doing is reducing the amount of results the person will find when they do run a search.
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#2
That was hard to read for some reasons. But yeah, just include a simple explanation or include direct links if you already have them. We don't need to make the extra effort to Google something. If you need to know how to do that just Google it to find out. Ha! Ha!

Oh yeah, Google tracks you so use https://duckduckgo.com/ instead.
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#3
Did they ask a question? Or did they correct your "facts"?

I agree though, you should provide evidence for your arguments, not just tell other people to look it up because "it's easy enough to find". Novel idea.
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(04-15-2020, 10:48 AM)kaetic Wrote: Did they ask a question? Or did they correct your "facts"?

I agree though, you should provide evidence for your arguments, not just tell other people to look it up because "it's easy enough to find". Novel idea.

If the ' "facts" ' thing was a nod to our discussion on prohibition. A lot of what I said was more theory than fact, but with facts to back it's likelihood of success.

Tuché though.. I did do that myself. Though to be fair, I did discount in the OP, any information that could be found on IMDb/wiki ("base information").I mean, maybe a few exceptions to that, like, if the information could be interpreted differently when typed out in a unique manner, but in terms of prohibition facts, there's not really a lot of wiggle room there. It happened 100 years ago in Canada and America, it failed 100 years ago, we haven't tried since(though wiki explains in more depth then me). And when it's literally the top result on a Google search, it's not really too much to ask you to Google it yourself if you wish to dissect my ' "facts" '.
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#5
It was.
However there is a difference. I wasn't asking a question. I had already "googled it" and found information, just not the information you apparently found and interpreted differently than I.
Thanks for adding the link in the other thread, btw.

But yes, if you're just asking a simple question... There's nothing wrong with just answering, if you know the answer. Maybe the people saying "Google it" don't really know the answer? Still... Just say nothing then. Personally I like Quora for asking questions like that. Odds are whatever it is someone has already answered it at some point.
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#6
Worse is that I saw a highly gifted historian using very credible chronicles to prove that a TV show was based on a character that never existed. And the kids who think they're smart but never read a book, respond with their Google search screenshots to prove him wrong and say, "you can't even do a simple Google search". 😂😂😂
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(04-17-2020, 11:26 PM)kaetic Wrote: Odds are whatever it is someone has already answered it at some point.

You would think so.. What with internet, and worldwide connectivity and all.. But there's an astounding amount of stupid/ignorant people out there that tend to flood top results with questions that either should never have been asked, or should have been googled a lot more than asked.. (well, when the paywalled information and ads, don't beat out the stupid questions for the top 100ish results..)

Using Autodesk Maya as an example (professional 3D modelling program). If you can't figure out how to alter the length of splines used for hair (so as to make the transition easier if you were to convert them into curves, and then, to interactive groom splines). Google that shit, that's at least intermediate (if you can't find answer, ask people). If you're asking how to create interactive groom splines; Youtube that or look it up in the program documentation, because that's the most basic level of hair creation in Maya. Unfortunately people tend to ask questions like the second one, all over forums, like, none stop.. so that when I try to search for something a little more advanced, even when the answer is out there, I'm too flooded with stupidity to find it..
Also one more. If you can't tell the difference between Autodesk Maya, and the Mayan temples.. Please pick up your computer, throw it out the window (Ideally aiming for the head of whatever it was that birthed you) burn the rest of your technology, and join a colony of Amish folk. (PS: most people prob don't know what Maya is, that's just a reference referring to computer illiterate people that claim they don't even know how to find the power button..)

Again, stupidity, I can handle, like, if people just plum don't know shit, well, w.e, it happens. But ignorance (lack of willingness to learn even when the information is spoon fed to you) will be the death of me..

(04-22-2020, 06:59 PM)M_also_lonely Wrote: Worse is that I saw a highly gifted historian using very credible chronicles to prove that a TV show was based on a character that never existed. And the kids who think they're smart but never read a book, respond with their Google search screenshots to prove him wrong and say, "you can't even do a simple Google search". 😂😂😂

Yea.. I've been guilty of that probably a few times. Hopefully not to anyone that actually knew what they were talking about. But then I'd never intentionally talk down anyone that legitimately knows their shit. But when people come at me with their list of cliche "facts" on how circumcision is such a good and healthy thing that should exist; I literally want to reach through the screen and disembowel them...
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#8
I still think you should, 'look it up.'  Or you could, 'do a search.'  You could also query wikipedia, or pub med.  You could also go to the library and get a book on the subject.  Or you could just be upset about, 'terse', responses.

Personally I don't, 'Google,' things anymore.  And yeah, I'm definitely an idiot some times.  After almost two decades of explaining things to people that absolutely don't care; and certainly aren't willing to do the work to understand where my perspective comes from, you fall prey to the same disease everyone else eventually acquires; indifference, hopelessness, and despair. Or just plain denial. And that's okay. I'm sure there are plenty of things I respond to in those ways. :/

I probably spend a lot of time bemoaning the willful ignorance of others as opposed to focusing on my own shortcomings; but, I do try.  And I do hope, despite all of the above.

side note: I have no problem with capitalism.  Capitalism, to my understanding, is not an applicable philosophy like communism and socialism; it's an observation of trade.  I think, however, Shoshona points out in an easily digestable way, a lot of difficult things people aren't aware of, don't care about, are in denial about, or would prefer to willfully ignore.  I also like the idea of workers owning the means of production and the democratizing of the work place; but, in all honesty, I would probably not thrive in such an environment; and, it seems logical to conclude, that where democracy breaks down, autocracy sees an opportunity.  However, there are more knowledgeable minds than my own are out there on such subjects... And to my dismay, a plethora of more capable people in the world. I've mostly been a thinker, not a doer.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard inner battle.
Namu Amida Butsu.

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