Some questions on SQLHelp can only be answered with code samples or solutions. Barring the most basic SELECT query, very few code samples are going to fit within the 140 character limit. Remember that the 140 includes the space for the original poster’s Twitter alias and the SQLHelp hash tag. The space disappears a lot quicker than you might think.

Some situations may call posting an actual blog post with the code to answer a question, but sometimes you just want to post some code and move on to the next thing. This is where the site PasteBin comes to the rescue. PasteBin gives you a medium to post code that has syntax highlighting by code type and provides a static URL for the paste so you can share it with others. You can also sign up for a free account with your Twitter handle or post as a guest. The free account option is great for those times where someone asks a question that you answered previously. It is easy to find previous pastes to share them again.