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I've this question at stackoverflow and at serverfault: HTML5 video browser performance? and here HTML5 video browser performance? and I got insulted and downvoted and then closed? I'm just curious. Why this downvotes? And why is this question closed at stackoverflow? It's about html5 and I got my question about server? Why isn't this a programming question? Didn't I have enough reputation to ask this?

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closed as too localized by Lorem Ipsum, animuson, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Rory Feb 3 '13 at 10:25

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First off, Stack Overflow is not cross-posting friendly. Second - the question lacks in details. You have done 0 research and have provided no information about your setup, meaning no one can answer the question. See Stack Overflow is not your personal research assistant as well. –  Oded May 14 '12 at 18:00
    
And to forestall your next question here - Votes on Meta are different –  Oded May 14 '12 at 18:02
    
@Oded: Nobody is cross-posting friendly that's because I've wrote this in my question serverfault in the first sentence? Is this already an offense? I mean I have some reputations and I got closed in like a minute? –  Phpdna May 14 '12 at 18:03
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Protip: Reputation counts for squat. You could have 100k rep for all I care, and if you ask a bad question, the community will close it. –  Lorem Ipsum May 14 '12 at 18:04
    
Your questions got closed and downvoted because they are not good questions and are either much too broad in nature or off-topic to the sites you have posted them on. You should read the FAQ of the sites you post on before asking questions on them. –  Oded May 14 '12 at 18:06
    
@yoda: Do you think? 100k is always intimidating. By the way don't you think that are much guys who can sell themself here? I've answered a lot of programming question. –  Phpdna May 14 '12 at 18:08
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As a 100k user on SO I can tell you that I expect a bad post of mine (question or answer) to be downvoted to oblivion. And believe me, they get downvoted more so when the rep is noticed. –  Oded May 14 '12 at 18:09
    
@Oded: Hmm. I'm not enjoying programming that much but I've experience with so. You can read my reputation. Mostly I've answered very complicated things and not easy to understand. Now my question was something about HTML5 and video and browser and server so nothing very complicated but I got downvoted and closed too. And then the throw in the money thing. That's is expensive? I answere also for free here on so??? –  Phpdna May 14 '12 at 18:20
    
@Oded: Here is also a question of me that get frequently downvoted: stackoverflow.com/questions/9499022/…? It's legit question now I get a downvote today maybe because I asked this question on meta??? –  Phpdna May 14 '12 at 18:44
    
@Oded: And here is another question: stackoverflow.com/questions/5594009/…. –  Phpdna May 14 '12 at 18:46
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You seem to consistently miss the issue - in all these questions, you have not shown what you have tried nor explained where exactly you are stuck. They all read as requests for other to do the work for you. Did you ever read Writing the perfect question by Jon Skeet? –  Oded May 14 '12 at 18:49
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The answer to your question is multicast –  Flexo May 14 '12 at 20:22
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@Jitamaro: Your question is too broad for Stack Overflow. It's no different than someone asking "How do I set up an e-Commerce website?" and other such things. SO deals with specific problems, not general tasks. Thus, your question was downvoted and closed. –  Nicol Bolas May 14 '12 at 22:00
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@Jitamaro: You do not have the right to ask any question about video or HTML5 or whatever. You must ask questions that are on-topic and sufficiently specific. Your question was not, and therefore it was closed. End of story. "I want to say a good programmer can answer this." You can want whatever you want; that will not make them true. We do not allow these kinds of questions on Stack Exchange sites. You can either accept that fact or continue arguing. But that fact will remain a fact. –  Nicol Bolas May 15 '12 at 0:08
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@Jitmaro erm, no; it's not funny. It's incomprehensible. –  Andrew Barber May 15 '12 at 4:47

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The FAQs on both Stack Overflow and Server Fault contain these two paragraphs:

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.

Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much.

If you're putting minimal effort into asking a question you expect someone else to spend hours or even days answering, you're showing some major disrespect for the folks you're directing the question at.

There are many people who dedicate their entire work day, every day, to answering the question you posed - and you expect them to write a book on it because you can't be bothered to do a bit of research on your own or even describe in detail what you're trying to accomplish?

I'm sorry, but that is completely unreasonable. Take a bit of time to think about the problem you're trying to solve before throwing it in someone else's lap, and when you do ask, have the decency to share with them first the details of what you're hoping to accomplish, the constraints you must work within, what you've already learned, and where you got stuck.

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