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Old 23rd February 2021, 02:57 AM   #209
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Originally Posted by GlennB View Post
Really? You've never looked for a date, a number, a capital city, a year of birth/death or thousands of other things that are immediately answered by the short summary?
That's a good point. Yes I have looked for those sorts of things and in some cases the result was obvious in the preview text and I didn't click on the link in those cases. Often that sort of question is answered by google without even supplying a link (like for instance I want to convert miles to kilometers, I enter it into google and the first result is a little calculator supplied by google).
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