A newbie is asking for some codez. What can I cite in support of unwillingness to provide it?
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The "Do your homework" section of the "How to Ask" page is what I usually refer to in combination with a message which explains some of it. That is, I don't just post the bare link.
Users of Stack Exchange sites are expected to demonstrate that they've attempted to do some basic research before asking their question. This is described in "How to Ask":
On Stack Overflow, this generally means that you should attempt to write some code first, since failing to do so is akin to not demonstrating sufficient prior research effort.
Note that the tooltip over the downvote button for the question includes the verbiage: "This question doesn't show any research effort."