Everyone once in a while, I see members naturally responding to posts (posted generally from new members) by letting the poster know that they should go out and "google it", especially when it is evedient that the poster has not taken any time to do any research or prepare a clear and concise question in his/her posting. I can understand that frustration, since none of us, or actually most of us, are not here collecting a check for providing assistance. We do it because we enjoy participating on the site.
However, I'm wondering if this type of response is actually counter productive with regard to the ultimate goal of this site which is to generate revenue.
You see in reality, the members of this site are not the customers. Those companies that are advertising here are DaniWeb's customers. We are the product. So if the product is telling the other product to go somewhere else, that's not going to facilitate the goal of generating revenue for the site. No revenue, no site. No site, no product. No product, no customers... hmmmm...
Any thoughts on this???