I searched for info about a programming subject. I found several answers on SO, most of which referenced a module supposedly available on one specific web site in glowing terms. When I tried to go there it was secured. When I posted a question to SO about that site I was shot down. When I tried to post to one of the answers I had found on SO, I was told "this is not a forum". I could find no way to e-mail the SO poster. The references to the web site in the SO questions and answers were unusable. OK. Since I was still interested in the referenced module, what should I have done?
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After reading through your recent activity, it appears that you asked a new question regarding the question why the link in the orginal question was secured. The more appropriate place to put the response would be in the comments on the orginal question.
You could have also asked another question, linking to the orginal, explaining why the responses there aren't satisfactory, and ask for solutions similar to the ones posted in the orginal question. (NOTE: I didn't see your question before it was deleted, so I don't know if this is what you did or if it was a rant)