I'm currently hacking my way into C++ because I want to learn about using the JUCE library to create some basic software. The C++ community is much smaller than, say, that of PHP or Flash, where people are falling over themselves to give good answers. I know that nobody likes answering homework questions, but when there are only a small number of community members, it must be hard to strike a balance between getting noobs on board at one end while pushing in deep at the other end. Asking "noob" questions when existing "noob" questions are much more advanced is daunting, so,
How should I ask for help without alienating my "leaders"?