I'm well aware that a certain amount of research effort is expected of Stack Overflow users before they post any new questions, but I'm not sure just how much research effort is considered adequate.
Recently, I've noticed that there's been some controversy about the issue of how much research effort is considered necessary. I asked a question about the syntax of the Go programming language because I had found no search engine results that offered a clear answer, even after searching for almost an hour.
Nonetheless, one Stack Overflow user was apparently dissatisfied with the amount of effort that I had put into this question, and they replied to my question with the following comment:
What's your point? You think it would take you hours? Well that's just sad. It was clear in the google results if you took more than a few seconds to look. It's just really very poor to go running to someone for help instead of at least trying on your own. I can see it from a small child, but from an adult, it's really just obnoxious. Now you're whining about it. Seriously man, grow up.
Should I take this advice seriously, and refrain from asking for help even when I am not able to answer my own question with a reasonable amount of effort?