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Why isn't this question of mine valid? How can asking with out any evidence be valid but providing a link to my website not be?

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  • What question? Can you link to it?
    – Oded
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:40
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    Your questions were of poor quality. The continuous spamming of a link to your website (which was completely irrelevant) did not make it any better. Your questions didn't contain a sufficient amount of information to make them answerable. Nor did they demonstrate much effort on your behalf, and one was even simply utterly off-topic.
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:41
  • On my site it would be nice if people would be able to upload videos so content could be shared for free. What upgrades should I do to achieve this? Also does anyone know an algorithm to detect network speed or compression method for video files streamed across a broadband?
    – Alex
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:41
  • @Oded stackoverflow.com/questions/14895595/…
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:42
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    @Alex Your English appears to be fluent enough. Why the garbled up question here ?
    – asheeshr
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:42
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    @Alex that link didn't add any relevant information whatsoever. And your question "What upgrades should I do to achieve this?" is too broad to even begin answering.
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:42
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    By perhaps giving enough information to be able to answer the question, rather than going, "Look at my site and do my work for me"?
    – fbueckert
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:45
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    @Alex No person banned you, from what I understand. You were automatically banned by the system because it determined that you had provided too much low quality content.
    – Servy
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:45
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    @Alex If that would be relevant to the question, then yes.
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:46
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    @Alex: All your source code? Of course not. The specific code you are having a problem with? Yes, absolutely. Feb 15, 2013 at 15:46
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    For those with the ability to see deleted Meta questions: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/167742/… . Alex, your first two questions: stackoverflow.com/questions/14827765/… stackoverflow.com/questions/14893434/… were barely more than self-promotion for your site. Rather than learn when the first was closed, you posted again and again. You were not banned from a single question, but due to a pattern of ignoring site rules. Feb 15, 2013 at 15:47
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    What you think obviously didn't conform to the guidelines stated in the FAQ.
    – yuritsuki
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:49
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    @Alex Please please please read this: msmvps.com/blogs/jon_skeet/archive/2010/08/29/… If you then still think you've asked a good question, read it again.
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:51
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    The questions you've answered are of no relevance to the ones you've asked. And you can believe what you want, the community thinks otherwise. Are they always correct? Nope. In this case? Spot on. Learn from it, otherwise it's going to be impossible for you here, which would be unfortunate.
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:55
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    Yeah...I'm out. You've been given enough information now by various helpful users. Read it, absorb it, or ignore it. Do whatever you want. Keep doing what you've done until now and nothing will change. Good luck.
    – Bart
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:59

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The entirety of your question was:

On my site it would be nice if people would be able to upload videos so content could be shared for free. What upgrades should I do to achieve this? Also does anyone know an algorithm to detect network speed or compression method for video files streamed across a broadband?

This was closed as Not A Real Question which has:

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form.

Emphasis mine.

One of the overriding tenets of the SE network is, "Do your research". The community isn't here to do your job for you; we're here to help if you run into a wall. There is no effort shown in your question about what you have tried. All we have to work with is, "My goal is X. How do I achieve it?". This is far too broad to be answerable. What platform are you using? Is it proprietary? What programming problem are you trying to resolve? You need to provide much more information in order for it to even be reasonably answerable, such as, "I'm trying to implement a video upload feature, but I'm running into a problem. I've narrowed the problem down to . Why isn't this working?".

As for the link in your question, you're using it as a substitute for providing enough information about your site in order for the question to be answerable. If you have to follow a link to get enough information to answer the question, it's a bad question. Based on your previous (and deleted) questions, it seems like you're spamming SO with your site link, so it's being deleted out of your questions (those that survive, anyways).

I'd recommend narrowing your question to a specific issue you're having trouble with, as "What upgrades should I do to achieve this?" is far too broad. You should also show some effort in your question, show us what you've tried to figure out on your own.

If you can narrow it down, and make a good faith effort to figure it out on your own, maybe it will get re-opened.

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