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I asked a question on META about the notorious question ban and linked a question that received 3 down votes. Linking it here doubled the amount of down votes (though I was just using it for reference to ask what was bad about it). It was finally closed.
So should I change that question completely? Delete it? I have been answering questions and got my rep above 200 but I still cannot ask questions on stackoverflow
Excluding that now -6 question, I have 3 up votes and 5 down votes on my questions. I'm starting to think answering questions isn't going to help. I'm pretty sure I was punished for a question I deleted 5 minutes after posting as well (I saw the error and deleted it so I wouldn't waste peoples time).
<sigh>. I just want help with a confusing php question :/ I've spent so much time on here the past few days it's risen to my #1 most visited :(.