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I do try to follow the rules here, which I thought I understood, so could someone explain why this question was downvoted? Style iframe using its context in parent page

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Note that the down-votes were before the edit. (At least one of them was, based on the comment you posted.) Questions which basically say "here's a link to what I want to do, tell me how to do it" are often frowned upon. I see the point of the question and wouldn't down-vote it myself, but others certainly might. – David Dec 22 '11 at 18:31
I see. I don't see how downvoting this meta question is constructive, I'm trying to learn. Seems some people around here are a bit trigger happy... – Chimoo Dec 22 '11 at 18:33
Note that down-votes mean something different on Meta than they do on the main site. Here they often just mean that someone disagrees with what you're saying. For a question like this, it may mean they disagree with your questioning of the votes, silently indicating that they think the votes were justified. You shouldn't take down-votes personally there, and you definitely shouldn't take them personally here. – David Dec 22 '11 at 18:38
ok, thanks for clearing it up, I'll probably just delete the orginial question and slave on. – Chimoo Dec 22 '11 at 18:44

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

You demonstrate no effort. In the eyes on the voters, you're just coming here and saying "Please write my code for me; I want it to do X".

People don't like that.

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Got it. I have actually been looking into the issue for a day, only I can't figure out how to do it. Maybe I should have written that in the question. – Chimoo Dec 22 '11 at 18:34
@Chimoo The best thing to include in a question is your code. Especially if it comes close. That way, people are much more inclined to help you fix a little bug (and maybe upvote you for getting that far on your own) than they would be to do it all for you. – John Dec 22 '11 at 18:36
will do in future, I don't have any code on this as yet because I was more thinking conceptually and couldn't get my head around how to do it - writing code would have been pointless. Thanks for the advice – Chimoo Dec 22 '11 at 18:38

Also, any question that requires a user to visit another site are most often going to be downvoted and closed as not a real question.

Better to describe what you're looking for, possibly with images.

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