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unanimous
10-21-2002, 02:47 PM
I would like to start a petition to make it against the rules of cprogramming.com to respond to a post with the text:

"www.google.com" in this or any other form.

I am starting this petition because it is not a plausable response nor does it have any pertinance to the subject of any topic unless it is asking what the url to google is.

Please sign and lift us of this burden of google spam!!!


ps. LONG LIVE GOOGLE!!!!!:D

Magos
10-21-2002, 02:56 PM
O-boy...
You better get your fire extinguisher ready :).

Eibro
10-21-2002, 02:56 PM
> I am starting this petition because it is not a plausable response nor does it have any pertinance to the subject of any topic unless it is asking what the url to google is.

Yes it does. When you respond with "www.google.ca", that's basically saying STFW (Search the ******* web), rather, the answer can easily be found in a search... and the author didn't need to post the question.

Cshot
10-21-2002, 03:17 PM
I agree with unanimous on this one.

I think it is a little bit rude to use a "google" answer. Another alternative is to simply ignore the post. If the poster bumps up the thread, then we can start the flames or provide the google answer. This way our members won't appear to be rude, the original poster will follow the rules, and he will end up finding his answer on google or this board.

Since he won't get an instant response, hopefully he might get bored and end up stumbling on our search features or even better, find the rules and faq page.

Or maybe someone will provide an insightful answer and everyone who reads the thread will learn from it.

In the end, everyone wins.

>> and the author didn't need to post the question.
Too late, the question has already been posted at this point.

>> STFW (Search the ******* web)
No comment. Since I've broken all the rules in one single post on the sticky :D

RoD
10-21-2002, 03:35 PM
The googles response is one alot of forum goers use. And why? Simple! If the poster is going to take the lack of initiative to seach for the answer, then why take the initiative to feed him/her the answer when u can jus say "www.googles.com" and we done with it.

Ditto on STFW!!

MethodMan
10-21-2002, 03:36 PM
What if you did a google search, and checked the first few results, and say that they were good. Would you then go and put the links to those particular websites, or would you post a link to the search performed at google?

www.google.ca might have an answer to this.

Cshot
10-21-2002, 03:56 PM
Well in theory, you can get all your answers on google. But then again, what purpose would this board serve?

MethodMan
10-21-2002, 04:35 PM
Well im not saying to answer everything with google, but certain things such as algorithims, or theory. Those things you can find, but you can get some opinions on stuff like that here too.

Whatever tickles your fancy.

Cshot
10-21-2002, 05:11 PM
Well after reading the original post again, I think it'd be a bad idea to make google replies against the rules.

Google replies that are meant to be helpful are fine. However, I get really annoyed at the ones whose only purpose seem to be flaming the original poster regardless of whether they deserve it or not. More often than not, these sort of replies end up turning the thread into an unnecessary flame wars. But that's another topic.

We can certainly expect more of these dumb questions will come in. I'll just continue answering the questions as if they were asking them to me in person. This way, they'll get their questions answered, learn how to ask questions properly the next time, and hopefully gain a new member to our community. That's just my point of view. However if anyone wants to deal with them a different way, that's your choice.

Cgawd
10-21-2002, 05:15 PM
www.google.ca ? How many people here live in Mini America?

golfinguy4
10-21-2002, 05:17 PM
Ouch, that's low!!!:)

MethodMan
10-21-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Cgawd
www.google.ca ? How many people here live in Mini America?

Ouch, that's low!!

Hey, stop hitting bellow the belt. Just because Homer said its Mini America, doesnt mean it is. hehe. Besides I cant go to goole.com, it automatically redirects me to google.ca

//Edit: It doesnt redirect me anymore for some reason, maybe it was just IE.

Driveway
10-21-2002, 05:21 PM
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/twistedlist/story/0,24330,3399103,00.html

Read for google clones..

We can link to these sites!

Cgawd
10-21-2002, 05:27 PM
lol, ww.*.com , i think ill just loogle.com posts from now on

URL Edited out by KERMI3

RoD
10-21-2002, 05:33 PM
hah check this out:

www.googles.com

Driveway
10-21-2002, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
hah check this out:

www.googles.com

Ooh, my favorite. I'll be going there all the time now!:p

Imperito
10-21-2002, 05:54 PM
I think this board would be a better place if everyone who answered a question post could satisfactorially answer the question "Who does this post help?" in regards to what they were planning on submitting prior to posting it for all to see.

Shadow
10-21-2002, 06:25 PM
Google, is very helpful.

kermi3
10-21-2002, 08:52 PM
Keep it clean and SPAM free please, there have been complaints

vasanth
10-22-2002, 06:25 AM
check this out http://www.alltooflat.com/geeky/elgoog/ this is a google mirror.. virtually:D:D:D:D

FillYourBrain
10-22-2002, 07:02 AM
they even put the scroll bar on the left. Pretty cool. Too bad they don't make your text go in backwards when you type it :)

nvoigt
10-22-2002, 09:26 AM
I don't see why I should google to help someone who would be able to google himself. Thoughtless questions get thoughtless answers.

ammar
10-22-2002, 10:01 AM
I simply LOVE www.google.com, it the greatest search engine´.