I'm a little peeved because I solved this guy's problem, but his problems with SO caused him to leave minutes before I posted the solution (as a comment).
He says he couldn't post an improved question; why would that be?
Meta Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for meta-discussion of the Stack Exchange family of Q&A websites. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
It's impossible to tell for sure short of asking for clarification, which we can't do now that the question has been deleted. (And it's not really worth undeleting it just to ask.)
There are a number of checks that user could've run across:
There may be some other options as well, but those are the major ones. The answer still amounts to "we don't know".
In closing, I'd like to draw extra attention to jmort253's comment:
No one really explained to this user what he needs to do to create a good post. We should all remember that we were new once and may not have written the best questions. Instead, a group of folks jumped down his throat. Maybe we'd get better results if someone had explained to the user that he should describe the problem in the body of the post. We're really good at telling people what not to do, but I see very few people telling folks how to post the right way. Explaining the right way to post has better results than telling people what they're doing wrong. Hope this helps!
I hope that when (or if) this user tries to post another question that it goes better for them, but if it doesn't that somebody will take a bit of time to explain how to be better at asking on Stack Overflow.