Literally every question asked on these forums can be answered with the right google search. Every single post could be responded to with "look on google". That kind of response is unhelpful and defeats the entire point of having a Q&A forum.
Besides there's a huge difference between getting a forum/reference recommendation from someone who actually has experience with a site and doing a blind search for one. The former is much more likely to produce a quality result.
There's nothing wrong with asking for recommendations from people you trust to be helpful. "google it" is not a recommendation.