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Do you do a search before asking a question?

Asked by SuperMouse (30845points) December 26th, 2009

I try to remember to search a topic before posting a question. Sometimes I find a similar question has been asked fairly recently. If I am still really compelled to ask, I’ll put a different spin on mine, mostly because I don’t want it to be ignored! Do you search first?

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asmonet's avatar

I try to, and I try to remind others to as well.
But we all slip up.

Sometimes, I’m just too eager.

SamIAm's avatar

i get how it’s annoying to constantly see the same questions butttt there are new people everyday, which means new answers! sometimes i search, but most of the time i just ask (sorry guys!)

J0E's avatar

This is something that needs improvement. On the last Q&A site I was a member of there would be a drop down display that appeared as soon as you started typing a question, almost like when you type something in Google search and suggestions appear. Something like that would be useful I think.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’m more of an answerer than an asker, but the few questions I ask are quite technical. I do try to figure out if it has been asked before but I’m still not really sure if I’m doing it right yet. I’ve had no complaints from the mods though.

gemiwing's avatar

Yes I do. It’s why you’ll often find old questions floating to the top of the active tab. I like digging and who knows- other people might have something more to add too. I don’t really care if there are repeat questions. If I don’t want to answer something- I don’t. It takes less than a second to skip to the next question.

phillis's avatar

Yes, I have tried that! I’ve also had to resort to sifting through “key word” searches because the search doesn’t work well at all. I try very hard not to unnecessarily annoy jellies. I’ve done well with my questions, so far.

beatthelastboss's avatar

I learned about Google several days ago, and think I will be leaving Fluther now, as I have all the info I need now. Sorry :P

P.S. I am kidding, sorry, I know you all were happy that I was finally gone :)

shego's avatar

If I cant find the answer on the internet first, then I come here to Fluther to ask.

Medlang's avatar

psh no. i dont got time for that.

Only138's avatar

No, I just ask it, then it gets rejected, then I fix it and ask again, then it gets rejected again. I will usually try it yet once again, and if it still gets rejected I wash my hand of it. I don’t think I’ve asked a question yet that hasn’t gotten shot down atleast once. Its actually kinda led me to just answer questions.

LTaylor's avatar

Doesn’t everybody?

woodcutter's avatar

asking questions here is a pain in the ass. I only do the answering, thanks.

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