Shutting down PC using power button?

Because it had been unresponsive for a few minutes, I had to shut down my new PC by pressing the power button for five seconds. Is it okay? How bad is it? Some say it is safe to do that unless you press it for five seconds. Still, some claim there is no problem if you don t frequently do it. Once is okay. Do you... show more Because it had been unresponsive for a few minutes, I had to shut down my new PC by pressing the power button for five seconds. Is it okay? How bad is it?

Some say it is safe to do that unless you press it for five seconds. Still, some claim there is no problem if you don t frequently do it. Once is okay. Do you agree? It shut down really quickly after five seconds and got me worried.
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