Wouldn't you think it was odd if you were standing in a library and someone came up to you and asked where all of the books are? That's sorta what happens here at bikeforums every day, almost every minute. These forums are great there is no doubt, but when someone comes here looking for information, 8 or 9 times out of 10 the answer is found by googling.
This might have been a bit understandable five years ago, because the learning curve is obviously very large for the internet and search engines. But for crying out loud, this is 2006 and Google is a part of the dictionary now.
It just occured to me ahwile ago how stupid this is. A guy asked a question about what wax type lubes are. So I googled "wax chain lube." Then i gave him the link. I think that there needs to be a national deadline declared where it is no longer legal to ask people questions that can be answered by googling.
Or maybe the new ettiquette should be that nobody ever responds to such questions. Sure everybody feels smart when they google something and then give the answer to some sorry sap, but enough already. If YOU had to google it than you are no smarter than the moron that you are googling for. So what is the point???????