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To expect MNers to be resourceful enough to just sometimes look elsewhere on the internet for answers to very simple questions?

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beansprout · 04/05/2007 08:33

Instead of starting another thread along the lines of "what colour is red?"

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edam · 04/05/2007 08:34

ah, but it's more fun to post on MN because you know you'll get some amusing responses. And because someone here will know the answer!


anorak · 04/05/2007 08:36

I can't understand why so many innocuous things bother people. Why does it trouble you? It's harmless.


anorak · 04/05/2007 08:37

I suppose you get "added value" if you post - if I dare use the cliche


McDreamy · 04/05/2007 08:40

But surely it's the sociable side that's the reason behind these postings. Also the chance that someone may be know something you had not considered etc etc so yes I think you are being unreasonable and red comews in many different forms - post box, ruby, blood, bright


Wotzsaname · 04/05/2007 08:42

here, maybe this will help Welcome to Wikipedia


FioFio · 04/05/2007 08:42

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Flamesparrow · 04/05/2007 08:42

Very unreasonable.

I tend to turn to MN for answers before googling as instinct now!!!

You have a chat, people learn things...


filthymindedvixen · 04/05/2007 08:43

oy oy beany, while you're all here could someone tell me what the weather is like right now? I can't be arsed to look out of the window...


Summerfruit · 04/05/2007 08:44

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twentypence · 04/05/2007 08:45

I tried googling "clear shit" and got nowhere - so I asked on here.


Wotzsaname · 04/05/2007 08:45

beansprout what are you wearing today?
what you having for lunch?
what gym do you suggest is best?


Summerfruit · 04/05/2007 08:46

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FrannyandZooey · 04/05/2007 08:46

Sometimes if you google you get two different answers, or more

I read a great quote which said that searching for answers on the internet was like going into a crowded street and just asking strangers at random

at least on here you kind of know the strangers you are asking


Flamesparrow · 04/05/2007 08:47

My biggest issue is health... I ask on here the incubation for rubella etc before thinking to look on nhs direct!


Wotzsaname · 04/05/2007 08:48

its like NHS directs website, what a load of wasted server space, better to ask here sometimes.


lucy5 · 04/05/2007 08:48

Well said Franny!


Flamesparrow · 04/05/2007 08:48

great cross post there!!


FloatingOnTheMed · 04/05/2007 08:50

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Summerfruit · 04/05/2007 08:53

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NadineBaggott · 04/05/2007 08:53

pmsl beansprout

what a marvellous and timely thread title


FrannyandZooey · 04/05/2007 09:01

I can't deny I have seen thread titles and thought "oh come on"

but I just assume the person is bored


blueshoes · 04/05/2007 09:06

I think it reflects different personalities also. Some people when they have a question are happy to ask their best mate or in this case mnetters and accept that answer.

Whereas others prefer more objective and researched answers that an official website, wikipedia or a reference book can provide.

Like Franny's analogy of mn to a crowded marketplace or even "ask the audience" in Who Wants to be a Millionaire.


FrannyandZooey · 04/05/2007 09:08

No no I think the internet is like a crowded marketplace

MN is slightly less random than that, IMO


2shoes · 04/05/2007 09:13

IF ds and I are haveing one of those conversations where we need to know an answer. He always says ask mn as they know everything.


kittypants · 04/05/2007 09:16

what time is it?
i prefer asking things on here,im lazy and it tends to be quicker,especially if your not quite sure what your looking for.

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