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What is our position on picture identification with no research?

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Yesterday a user posted two picture identification questions with no apparent prior research. The same user did this a couple of months ago too. At that time, I spent a few minutes with Google Earth and was easily able to find where a couple of the pictures were taken, so I conclude that even the basic research wasn't done.

The site guidelines have this to say about researching questions before posting:

In addition to just making sure your question hasn't been asked already here, take a few moments to search beyond the site. If you put your question title into a search engine, can you find the answer to your question in the first three results? If so, perhaps consider alternative ways of sharing that information here on Codidact, or writing a self-answered question to share that knowledge.

Since I was able to find the location in a few minutes in Google Earth, it was clear that no research had been done. When the two new questions appeared yesterday, it looked like the same thing. If any research was done, it was certainly not mentioned in the questions. They appeared to be just pictures, like two months ago.

I've left comments asking what the poster had already tried, but these comments were deleted.

This question is about how we want to handle picture-identification questions with no research. What should we expect of people posting questions, and what should we expect of people commenting on these posts? Does our response differ if there is a pattern of behavior?

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Apology if you're referring to me. I did Reverse Search those pictures from Oil in Norway video on Google, and Google showed results. But I saw no specific location. I speak NO Norwegian.

I just Reverse Searched them on another search engine - http://imgops.com/upload. Now I see what you mean. I shall always search before I post. Thank you Olin Lathrop.

Edit dated Jan 15 2022

I am posting these pictures WITH GOOD INTENTIONS, because they constitute worthy, worthwhile travel destinations! When I am planning travel, I usually find, and note down, locations of r/mostbeautiful pictures that others have taken.

I yen to assist people and travellers with my pictures that highlight the focal points, and serve as a travel road map!

Honestly, I don't fathom why my scenic pictures have rankled? Nobody appears roiled, when people post scenic pictures on r/EarthPorn or any of the SFWPorn subreddits. In fact, many people yen to know their locations so they can travel there!

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Peter Taylor‭ wrote over 2 years ago

Of course no-one minds when someone posts scenic pictures on a forum for posting scenic pictures. That doesn't make them on-topic everywhere on the Internet.