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[QUOTE="davehc, post: 113784, member: 2"] No fingers pointed, just expressing a view. But interested in other opinions. This has come up before. This is how I see it. When someone is seeking help and finds and posts his request on this, or any other, forum, is it ethical for a forum helper to then, himself googling, to redirect the enquirer to another site for the answer. I do on occasions, operate this way myself. This would probably be because the link is more detailed than I care to go into. Often, if I am not sure of my answer, I will google for that answer and rewrite what I found, for the current forum. In both cases, if my answer is something quite new and unknown, I will, where possible, notify the original author of my action. Keep in mind, however, that tips and hints are oft repeated throughout the web, and are not copyright. My own feelings are 1. You are wasting the enquirers time. 2. You are sending a potential user off to what he may consider a more suitable site, and, 3. It possibly does damage to the reputation of the current site and its helpers. [/QUOTE]