I've only just posted my first question on SO and I was just wondering - at what point is it ok to post a question on SO? I'm a firm believer that everyone should do some research first - SO is not meant to be a Google service where other people do the searching for you. But then again I can be a bit too extreme in that thinking. Maybe I'm a bit paranoid about being down-voted for a duplicate question or seeming lazy?
Now I'm starting to wonder if this is an appropriate meta question. I hope it is :)