Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in little_details,
Oh, Snap!

MOD POST: Rule reminder & policy change

That people often don't attempt their own research before posting here has been a problem since little_details was created. Up until now I've been willing to give (almost) everyone the benefit of a doubt, because I didn't want to reject or delete someone's post if they actually had searched.

But just posting reminders isn't working.

From now on I'll be rejecting posts if I think that the author obviously didn't attempt to research them first. If you're afraid that your post will be rejected, here are two things that you can do:

1. Research your question first. No, seriously! Google! Wikipedia!

2. Mention how you searched, such as whether you looked on Wikipedia, what search terms you used on Google, etc.

I'll still make mistakes (I know I'll reject posts that should be approved and vice versa), but you can always resubmit with a note that you did search. And of course, the community can still gripe at you if they feel I was too lenient.

If this doesn't work I'll have to come up with something else that will likely be even more annoying to deal with, so PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, OKAY?

Edit: And please be specific when you ask a question. Don't ask for a fatal illness, ask for a fatal illness that's curable in modern times and has symptoms x, y, z. We don't know what you need to know until you tell us, so you've got to tell us.

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