Euphonium wrote:JimmyKills wrote:There was a single reply that made my co almost break down in tears "just google it."
What makes these sorts of responses even worse is that there is literally zero reason to assume the person hasn't already googled it.
Have you ever, in your life, looked at the questions people ask on forums? There are a lot of questions which are best answered by entering the exact question asked into your favorite search engine - sometimes you might have to add some qualifying word, like. "tutorial" or something. Someone on a java forum asks how JOptionPanes work. You will not be able to give them a better answer than the one provided by the first answer returned by "joptionpane tutorial" - and that's one of the searches that google prompts for you, so you don't even have to think about it. Since you can't type "joption" into a google search box without being prompted for the search that will answer your question, it's actually impossible that this person has exerted even the faintest effort to help themself on this question. So, to use your inane formulation, there is "literally zero reason" to assume that the person has already googled it.
Jesus, why do I even bother to reply to people who say things like "there is literally zero reason"? I know it's like talking to a wall from the start...
And of course the response will be "wah, wah, the grammar nazi's picking on me!". Sorry, no, this is the "putting together words in a way that makes sense" nazi speaking. Grammar nazi is down the street with a pot of white paint getting rid of superfluous apostrophes. And when he's done punching out people for addressing objects or persons not present in the scene, he's going to fix the grocer's punctuation, which is atrocious, but that's another matter entirely.