I have seen several cases in which someone comments something along the lines of "this seems poorly researched" or "have you tried website x?".
These comments, at the end of the day, boil down to "just google it" comments. These sorts of comments add nothing to the discussion. At best the asker will ignore the comment, at worse it comes off as catty or rude and can drive people away from the site.
Here's the Meta.SE discussion about these sorts of comments. This has been linked a few times in response to someone posting a "just google it" comment.
Here are some of the examples that I've seen of such comments (names redacted so as to not point fingers):
- Did you even do a minimum of research, e.g. googling "Nocturnal Animals ending"? Plenty of explanations etc. like [site] or [other site]?
- This seems like something that could be easily answered by typing "Joya restaurant" into Google....
- The proper spelling/pronunciation for all of the characters on that show can be quickly referenced by using a quick google search. The show has it's own website and wikia page where you can easily see that information
What to do if you are compelled to provide such a comment
If it's a question that's easy to answer via a google search, then down vote the question. Also, give thought into providing a well thought-out, detailed answer to the question. You might also prompt the asker to add more detail to their question, to explain more about what's confusing them that seems arbitrary to others.
At the end of the day, we are here to help people, not scold them for their lack of ability with search engines or lack of knowledge of wikis and other resources.
What to do if you see a "just google it" comment
Flag it as "Not Constructive." If it's someone that is doing it a lot, kindly link them to this discussion.