Before blowing a few hours or days trying to write something to do a task that may well have been thought up and done before, can I ask about where I could find the code to use or tweak on SO?
I'm concerned that it would basically be a plz-send-teh-codes type of question, and that I would be fully acknowledging it. Questions like this tend to get closed very quickly. Is there a way I can avoid that?
And if I can't ask this type of question on SO, is there another site where it would be a better fit?