There seems to be a fairly constant stream of low quality questions being asked on the site which are often followed up by a 'welcome to the site please provide more information' type comment
I'm curious to what if any procedure should be used for pointing people in the direction of a well targeted search on Google? I appreciate we don't want to do the legwork for new users, but equally should we be encouraging them to widen their search?
A classic example of this is this recently asked question: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/124270/how-to-access-layers-from-current-toc-into-python-window-in-arcgis I typed 'ArcPy List' into Google and the first few hits appear to give the information the user requires.
My question is should I tell them this or let them figure it out for themselves? Or for that matter make use of one of my favorite (tongue in cheek) sites for these situations: Let Me Google That For You