Tired of answering questions that could simply be Googled?

on 5/23/13 8:13 pm, edited 5/24/13 12:28 am - VA
VSG on 12/06/12 with

I've obviously touched a nerve with my original post, so I'll remove it.


My point, which many of you appear to have missed, is  NOT to NOT help new people, but to teach them to help themselves...

By googling an answer for someone that they can get themselves, you aren't helping them, you're enabling them.  We all cringe when we see Post-Ops who haven't been given plans and are struggling--THAT SPECIFICALLY isn't what I was addressing.  What I was addressing was "how many calories in a _________" which could be answered with a quick google.


Apologize if my "teach a man to fish" approach has people irritated this morning...

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on 5/23/13 9:00 pm

Stop answering..................maybe?


"The things we fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by our approach"

VSG on April 24, 2013 / 36 years old, 5' 7"  M1:28 M2:11 M3:14 M4:6

on 5/24/13 12:41 am
VSG on 03/05/13

EXACTLY !!!  wow.  This isnt your website madame, you dont have to reply to anything at all. 

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Keith L.
on 5/23/13 10:32 pm - Navarre, FL
VSG on 09/28/12 with

Actually no, I never get tired of it. Please anyone if you have a question, please feel free to ask. It is important for those of us who have been here for a while to answer all the questions that everyone has no matter how simple or "stupid" they may be. For two reasons:

1. It keeps those of use who have been there reminded of what we had to do to get there and keeps it fresh in our minds so we do not relapse and start eating chips and cookies and lazying around on the couch.

2. It constantly keeps this information fresh on this board for the newbies.

So please never feel weird about asking questions no matter what anyone says.


That being said, that's a good link!

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on 5/24/13 12:50 am

I will talk to you about this again in four years, if you are still here Keith.  :)   (Don't get me wrong, I don't want you to go anywhere, at least not until the next crop of newbies is ready to take over for you).  There is a pattern to all things, including your willingness to respond.

Keith L.
on 5/24/13 1:18 am - Navarre, FL
VSG on 09/28/12 with
You are right. I do from time to time think "oh no this question again!?!?!" But then I realize that when I started out I was that guy and you and Frisco and so many others were kind and firm enough to point me in the right direction.

I do which we had a public place on here that listed the common ones that was right in your face all the time but for now I will just keep answering.

VSG: 9/28/2012 - Dr. Sergio Verboonen  My Food/Recipe Blog - MyBigFatFoodie.com

?My Fitness Pal Profile ?View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com


on 5/23/13 11:09 pm - NY
VSG on 06/25/13

Thank you Keith for stating that...being a newbie we all need all the help we can get, we all have to start somewhere !

Kathy     HW-393/Surgery weight-368/ weight post op 374 /current weight 292.5


on 5/24/13 12:23 am - TX
VSG on 03/26/13

I wish I had a LIKE button for Keith's post.


    800 calories and less than 20 net carbs is the shizzle



on 5/24/13 12:44 am
VSG on 03/05/13

i hope whoever pissed in your cornflakes this morning goes away, and/or your day gets better.  Certainly you're not always so rude and high-and-mighty.  

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on 5/24/13 1:17 am

Was that really necessary?