For those that do not know the jQuery meme, please read it or you will not be able to know what I'm going to talk about.

Well, as all of you know, boot-repair do wonders in modern days helping users fixing their boot, but I've seen that several people for several questions just say "try boot-repair" and repeat and repeat and repeat the very similar answers. Please, don't take me bad, I think boot-repair is awesome, but sometimes I feel that we are just throwing an ave maria answer hoping boot-repair will solves all issues with boot/dual-boot/UEFI. So, what folks feels about this?

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    Did you try a hard reset? ;)
    – Mateo
    Jan 2, 2014 at 23:31
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    Just because someone uses a shoe to hammer a nail once doesn't mean we need a meta post.. Not like anyone even reads meta anyway. If it's a one sentence "try boot repair" flag it to be converted to a comment. If someone is copying an answer, comment about it and flag the answer. Also, jQuery is awesome. More jQueryness can only make boot-repair more awesomer!
    – Seth
    Jan 3, 2014 at 3:50
  • I like the boot-repair ones. Especially when the user says he already tried boot-repair and the answer to his problem is boot-repair just with a different option/setup.
    – falconer
    Jan 3, 2014 at 11:18
  • @Seth say that in the JS room.... (don't tell them I told you ;))
    – Braiam
    Jan 3, 2014 at 13:22
  • @falconer I'm taking more about answers that only says "try boot repair <insert boot-repair installation method here"
    – Braiam
    Jan 3, 2014 at 13:23
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    I'm really starting to dislike Boot Repair. I think it's overused even when the problem is evident and can be fixed without Boot Repair.
    – kiri
    Feb 18, 2014 at 10:01

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I'm not sure a common answer makes something a meme. If it's an answer that works to fix the questions being asked, surely that's what we want.

Some issues just have a lot of things you can try before you can definitively say what the problem is. Running Boot Repair can magically fix several different things with a few clicks. It's a bezoar.

I won't worry about it until it starts being posted for issues where it just can't be the solution. If you're seeing that, just flag it up as not-an answer and leave a comment so the the poster knows and so the OP can see to not bother with something (rewriting your boot configuration is not risk-free).

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