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I'm sorry, but I simply don't buy this argument, nor any of your follow on arguments in the thread. You're arguing to do a disservice to both the original poster (by not gently correcting him/her), and the newbie searcher (by reinforcing bad searches), all in the name of allowing a particular node to be found quickly. Meanwhile, we're getting in the way of more advanced searchers (it's not a stretch to think that someone who has more experience in CGI is going to need to search for help on signals or POSIX), and encouraging (by our passive acceptance) these bad subject lines.

Many of the people asking questions are also experienced. You're arguing to cater to the lowest common denominator. I would suggest instead that when someone fails to search properly, we, instead, reply and gently Help Super Search Newbies instead. That way we help them help themselves, and still have a search system that works.

In reply to Re: Consider this: What makes a good node title? by Tanktalus
in thread Consider this: What makes a good node title? by sauoq

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