Is it considered rude if you only ask Questions but almost never answer one yourself
I've been using Stack Overflow for maybe a year to get answers to questions I couldn't find on my own. I always make an attempt first to find the answer on my own. As of this posting, I've asked 14 questions.
I only once gave an answer, and it was to a non-technical question, and only because I was really bored and had too much coffee to drink. I wasn't intending to answer any other questions in the future, because on on my best days I'm only a mediocre programmer, and there are some real geniuses here on StackOverflow who can answer other peoples' questions faster and more accurately than I can.
It actually is my nature. I am an Aquarian. We are asker-listeners.
Today I discovered Meta Stack Overflow and started browsing around. I became familiar with the concept of the "Help Vampire". I seem to qualify. I continued reading more posts on the topic and got the distinct impression that people who only ask, and never answer, are less than welcome here, rather despised.
So, should I just go away? Or should I start contributing answers just to have a answer-to-question ratio of 3-to-1 (I read somewhere that's the average) even though I am less than one eighth as knowledgeable as the 10K+ guys and gals?
Or should I continue as I have begun? I mean, doesn't a 0-questions-asked user like Jon Skeet need a Blankman? Yin and yang, you know?