I use Stackoverflow as my main reference for programming information and if I find the information I am looking for is absent, I will post a question. Today I did that and provided what I thought the answer was but my question was down voted for not looking up the answer.
Am I misunderstanding how Stackoverflow is to be used?
Thanks for the guidance, here is the question that triggered this:
I updated the question to include my efforts to answer it. Is this really the style we want? To my sense, this clutters the question with superflous information that is already present in my answer that was posted synchronously with the question.