Fact: Stack Overflow shows up in Google searches. If you don't like answering questions, then please leave Stack Overflow.
Fact: The more basic the question, the more useful it is.
Fact: We don't have time to look up how things work in a Python text for two reasons:
- We're busy earning a living and have to do it quickly.
- There are no good Python reference manuals.
If there is a good tutorial or reference manual on Python, please tell us what it is. We'll leave Stack Overflow to those people who are so smart, they don't need to ask questions.
Why does the Stack Overflow community spend so much time and energy specifying that questions should show painstaking research? If we do painstaking research, then we don't need Stack Overflow!