You misinterpret that statement. Of course we're here to provide code...but we're not here to do the work for you. We're here to provide solutions to certain problems, not to provide you with a ready-to-use application. SO is not a code-writing service, it's a question and answer community. If you've got a specific question about a problem, we'll provide the solution in coded form or in a documented way so that you can fix the problem yourself with ease.
This statement addresses questions like
What code do I need to write application x doing y? or
Can you write me a program which does y? (and my favorites:
Plz give me the codes to do y!). Or people who just copy and paste the given (example) code and then comeback with
It's not working :( without even thinking for a moment why (my personal favorites again:
This does throw a ArgumentNullException, why?). If you feel like providing answers to such questions which should better be asked on Get-A-Coder oder Rent-A-Coder, please feel free to do so...but they're off-topic on SO and should not be encouraged.
Edit: It's not about how long the answer took to assemble...it's about why you need to assemble it in the first place. A good question has an outlined problem, a background, already thought out possible solutions, provides additional information and is not like
Ohhh...my code throws an exception, I better ask on SO why.. It's about if the OP is willing to learn from and with us...and not about Copy and Paste.
But to be honest, I misunderstood the discussion and the context of the sentence in your link in the first place. But I still stick to my opinion, and the context suggests that he meant my
...documented way so that you can fix the problem yourself with ease.-thingy.