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Why I hate the phrase " Just google it"

Discussion in 'Suggestions, Feedback & Support' started by Bakugan2556, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Bakugan2556

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    Might as well clarify why I dont use the search bar in this forum

    Okay, I know alot of people have been telling me to use the search bar in this forum and such(cough* @Marco Polo)
    But, the thing I hate about people that use this phrase(and just google it)

    Is THAT I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO FIND WHAT YOU HAVE FOUND

    Let me explain.

    Say I want to learn more about, say trials. I ask a question on Quora.com(not relevant, just an example of a site)
    and someone says something along the lines of "Here's your answer, I found it in 2 secs, you could have googled it"

    WELL WHAT IF I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU SEARCHED/TERMS USED





    :l
     
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  2. sweetjacky

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  3. dreamlovermimi

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    i feel u , The search bar here doesn't really help much.
     
  4. Marco Polo

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    Does this really warrant a thread?

    The problem is, many of the threads you make can be found easily using terms you've used in the thread itself

    I don't understand what this is besides a poor justification for a bad habit
     
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    I use it sometimes,i put the exact thing i want to write in a thread to avoid spam threads because @Marco Polo will be angry:D
    And sometimes i don't find anything,so i can understand because later i can see some alert of my thread being moved as a post in another thread i couldn't find on the search bar.
    But you don't have to worry,a mod will correct that.
    I guess @Marco Polo is the one in charge of spam and wrong sections.
    One thing i can say about this OPF:
    I have seen Facebook and the interface of this forum is far superior.
    I would use Facebook if @Owl was in charge of it's interface because it's so poor.
    Just enjoy the forum,buddy.
     
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    Well, I think it's not possible to not find something in Google. I get the part that the Search bar here is not that functional, it could undergo some improvements, but I don't get why is that so big a problem. Even if you can't find a specific thread in this bar, you can always create it and the staff will check it out like @KKG said. That's why we have a team here that's in charge. To help us with things like that.^^
     
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    It won't just be me that gets angry, all the mods will. We all have a mental list of the naughty boys and girls who spam...

    We will correct any errors, but each time a part of our soul dies

    As S-Mod I get the pleasure of sorting out spam across ALL the sections, along with @Kyros

    The forum interface is generally very good, yes, as far as forums go this is the simplest and "cleanest" one I've seen
     
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    I think the search here is easy to use.
     
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    I tend to only use Google for very general things and when I have a very specific question, I would prefer to ask someone that I think will have an answer or point me to the correct direction. Nowadays, you can almost find anything you want through Google with a little searching skill but sometimes when you want to ask further and dig deeper, asking people directly seems a better option. As for the search function on the forum, I don't know how good it is since I've almost never used it but the #1 rule you would see on almost any discussion forum is "search before posting", so if you did search but couldn't find anything, feel free to open a new thread, which doesn't seem to be the case here.
     
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    Pro tip: Use the "Search titles only" checkbox and look for the general idea of your thread.

    For example: "favorite anime". I guarantee you I would not be the first person to make that on a forum created in 2015.
     
  12. menma

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    Isn't it just create a thread? If things already been posted the mods will move it?

    Never used the search bar, can't really see the point in having one either!
     
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    Yeah why use the search bar if mods can do it for you later on?
     
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    Exactly
     
  15. Bakugan2556

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    Agreed this is part of my reasoning.
    Also
    Give me 10 examples RIGHT NOW, and i'll believe you
     
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    As i understand what you been posting in suggestion section have been very simular with other suggestions, so you could have just posted it in the thread that already were there!

    Also since the mods in here all having an issue with bieng a cleaning freak you cannot expect that the mods wont tell you to try search before you make a post! Specially in the suggestion section!

    Also can i ask why you complain about this in the first place? I mean if people ask you to use the search just say you have but couldn't find it no need to take it this personally

    Anyways just my 2 cents to it
     
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    I think you can't compare google search engine with this one we have here, you would be like "wtf is this?" when you see how works search algorithm on google. As for search engine on OPF i can't complain too much, i didn't use it too much but i think it's fine, altough i couldn't find a thread that i created once, and was shamed buy one of the moderators who litteraly told me: "Use search before createing thread, you just making me more job" wich is rude a bit to say something like that to new member, altough i've used it but failed to find a similar thread.
     
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    I saw people working in sites before,and it's very difficult.
    I know they can use Joomla or Flash,but i've never worked with that.
    To build a site we need to study code from these softwares and it could be more out there.
    Google has the most advanced search engine in the world and no other even comes close,and their servers are probably the biggest database ever.
    People say Joomla is easier to work with but Flash is better to work on animations,well,opinions.
    But it's good for us to discuss this here,@Owl can read this and make improvements and i'm sure he will do it.
    I hope we can help our nakama here and make sure he can enjoy this forum with us.:super:
     
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    Yea I always use search bar before making a thread but someone words the thread differently and it gets merged

    Like my devil fruit one

    Like my sanji and Zoro one
     
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    Even going through the comments I still dont understand what this thread is about but thnx for reminding me about the search bar lol
     
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