I closed the question.
At the time that the question was closed, it was a bit of a mess. Just sampling the first paragraph (emphasis mine):
Ok, I finished (well, it works but still needs some work lol) a script that counts eggs seen, steps taken, etc in explore on Unicreatures. My question now is... I don't want popup alerts for every step - how do I make a box on the page and display stuff in it? I've been trying to figure this out for about an hour and I have a feeling this is something simple that I could figure out in another hour or two... but I'm tired and my sprained ankle is bugging me and I've been beating myself over the head all night with this script. So, how to make a frame, window, whatever on the left side of the menu on this page, and how to display variables in it? http://unicreatures.com/ - not the actual page but the area I want my display in is identical on all pages on the site. For a question like this I don't think I really need to post my script as this is a general question but if you need to see it let me know...
That's a lot of noise in there. It took me a good long while to even begin to figure out what you were trying to ask.
Now you're wandering into "gimme teh codez" territory. At this point, you've failed to show what you've tried, let alone clearly define what the actual problem is. And you're even demanding what you want from the people that are trying to help you.
Also, just thought of this, is there a way to add a button to reset those variables? So that I have a choice of keeping track forever or
just for a session or two without having to edit the script every time
(especially if I decide to share the script)?
One more thing.... how to create checkbox, and say if checkmarked do something?
Two more requests for code.
Then there's a code sample, but honestly, it's just a wall of code, we don't know how the code relates to what the problem is that you have or what you have tried.
on there where they taught how to modify an already existing web page
without server access.... and all I can seem to find on search is how
to replace text which is NOT what I want to do. I've continued
searching since I posted this question, my ADHD is screaming in
annoyance, my frustration level is making me just want to give up, my
ankle is going to explode, and I haven't slept in probably 20 hours...
I know some HTML, I have my script.... my question is... how to
combine my script with my basic html knowledge to add a sidebar to
run on the page.
I've got to sleep, so hopefully either someone here will help me by
the time I wake up, or I'll have better luck tracking down the answer
Tallying everything up:
There's a lot of noise in the post. One of the things that helps Stack Overflow maintain a reputation is an adherence to quality. Most of the noise in this post can be stripped out and it would have made the post much easier to read and understand. This is what contributes to the "vague" part of "Not A Real Question".
"gimme teh codez." Put simply, we just don't do that here. While there are some questions that don't require a short, self-contained example illustrating the problem, those are few and far between. This is not one of those cases. We close these immediately with "Not A Real Question".
The presence of answers, even an accepted answer doesn't mean that the question is good. Yes, answers indicate that someone might have understood what you were trying to say, but that doesn't mean that it's patently clear to the wider audience that Stack Overflow services.
And that's the crux of it. I think it's great that you got the answer to the question that you asked. In that sense, mission accomplished. However, one of things that I have to be concerned about as a moderator of the site is how this will reflect on the site for everyone else that looks at this question in the future.
If this question was to become the canonical resource on that particular issue, then we want to make sure that both the answers and the question reflect the quality that the site is known for; it's what keeps people coming back.
So just because it's answered, and it's possibly outlived it's usefulness for you, the NARQ close reason isn't there to punish you (although, I will admit, to new and old users, it has this punitive tone that is more a social/presentation issue than anything), but to urge you or others to try and improve it.
Closure is not permanent, as the question is now open. However, look at what was required to put the post in a condition to do so.
This is an epic edit. To be quite honest, consider this a nicety that isn't required from others on your question. You're now going to benefit from the rep that comes to the question because of another's work. Normally, this doesn't happen, and not from other people other than the OP.
Please don't expect this to be the norm. We are all trying to make the site better and to maintain quality, but our responsibility should start with our own content that we provide.
That said, I'd suggest trying to provide greater focus in your questions. As evidenced by Shog9, there's a lot of noise, and that's just going to make it difficult for people to answer, let alone for all of us to maintain. It's also evidenced in this meta post, as you tagged it feature-request and discussion; we really don't do both at the same time here. Either you have a thought-out, well defined feature request, or you want to discuss a specific topic.