|Don't ask to ask, just ask|
...flies and honey...
I agree with this. There are times when those of us who are other than full time developers simply face a problem which is hard to express.
There are certainly folks who come here, drop a 'please provide me with a solution', and seem to expect others to work for them. Based on my reading over the past several months, the ratio of actual 'abusers' to said response is far too small. I have on occasion responded by saying 'make some effort' as well. I hope not often... . The tone of some similar responses has been (to my way of thinking) arrogant and just plain pointlessly unfriendly.
I am reminded of the scene in RoadHouse where the new lead bouncer tells his team members to "..ask them to leave, but be nice, show them the door, but be nice...".
...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...
In reply to Re^3: how to access elements in perl (for the naysayers)