I have posted answers - In my opinion generally pretty simple ones for those 'in the know' - but due to my areas of interest they attract people who frequently are not 'in the know'.
Of course, I am talking about VBA. If there were any language and, importantly, business application of a language that attracts the most non-programmers then this must be it.
From time to time, someone asks if I could help further for a consideration.
Skip If TL:DR Fluff: I have occasionally been asked whether I could help with the 'implementation' of my answer or help with further issues, even for a consideration. I have always said no transparently in the comments because
- I have a full-time job,
- My time programming and problem-solving other's issues is actually for fun (I am a non-programming related financial consultant so Stack Overflow is my equivalent to doing the Sudoku), and
- I assume that - given my non-full time interest in programming - someone else can do a lot better.
What is Stack Overflow's policy on 'converting' charitable help into another relationship?
I have read Q&A that relates to self-promotion, particularly of self-developed products, but have not seen a discussion relating to 'unintentional' follow-up for a consideration. I am interested as to a) whether there is any official stance to 'commercialism' of help and b) the community's thoughts as to an answer resulting in anything other than a digitial cookie.