I saw a comment to a question about sending data from an iPhone to a PHP webservice that stated
Stack Overflow is a code-writing service...
At first I was taken aback. It was only a few hours earlier that I had told another user that the SO community is not in the habit of writing libraries of code for people.
But then I began to think, and came to the conclusion that SO does provide a code writing service; it's just never called such.
I guess this is because we don't like to think of ourselves as beholden to the coding needs of all the questioners, and saying SO is a service makes it sound like we serve people, and no one wants to be thought of as a servant.
Are you a servant of the SO questions?