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Why do people ask very basic/stupid(it may not be stupid to some) stuffs like "who is xxx" , when they can google it / use wikipedia

i mean they can find the answer in google easily by just typing part of the question as keyword.
Believe me, i didn't find anything in google for this question

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Some people prefer asking a direct question to an individual rather than drudging through volumes of information that they would get by using a search engine like Google. In some cases, people prefer to get an opinion rather than an objective point of view.

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Cloverleaf
Yes indeed, I always look to the ask community first, even if i get some free off the wall entertainment
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It's a question and answer site, so as long as it's within the Community Guidelines, they can ask whatever they want to. Maybe they want to hear what other people have to say about that person/topic, that a general search might not turn up. Also, just because something may seem "stupid" to you, doesn't mean that it's not important to the person who is asking. One day you too might have a question that others might find stupid, however hopefully who ever is answering will give it the proper consideration it deserves, rather than just writing it off as silly, or unimportant. :)

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thanks, and remember i didn't intend to sound a bit offensive when saying 'stupid'. thats why i added something in braces
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rustyboilerz

knowledge feeds the hungry AND lonely soul. NO question is too stupid to ask. unless you believe that ignorance is bliss.

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Cloverleaf
Very gently put, and yet to the point. I must learn to be as tactful.
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Cloverleaf

To answer you. If you like to criticize others, you are stating that you are above reproach. For instance, the difference between a country and a continent is very basic knowledge. I suggest that no one who lives in a glass house should throw stones

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