I have previously tried asking questions as simply as possible but they have been blocked like in the following link


So owning up to my mistake I tried posting a detailed question but table tags are not available in here to format my sample dat ; so I went for images and alas it tells me that I need atleast a reputation of 10 to post images!

Please somebody help me to post my question.

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    If you just add a link to the image in your question, people will usually edit your question for you and replace the link with the image.
    – Marty
    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:52
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    Improve your closed question by editing it. Host the images elsewhere (e.g. on imgur.com) and other users will embed it into your post shortly. When done post comment to the moderator by @Brad please reopen, I improved the question and he might reopen the question. (You can't flag just yet) Jun 11, 2013 at 7:20
  • Good migration, SO Jun 13, 2013 at 15:57

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Very new accounts have some strict restrictions to defend against spambots.

However, a very few upvotes that you receive by asking good and on-topic questions (or providing solutions to questions) will get you through such restrictions in no time.

For the very specific case of needing to post an image with < 10 rep, upload it to some hosting service such as imgur and link to it -- odds are a 2k+ rep user will promptly edit the question adding the image to it, as long as your question and image are on-topic.

As for tabular data, the matter is bit more tricky. The consensus is to drawn a code-formatted - or better, put it inside a <pre> tag to don't trigger syntax highlighting, as commented by @ScottChamberlain - ASCII table to get a quick and dirty tabular data representation done.

Images are appropriate as well and often can represent tabular data better, though these are technically shorter-lived. Also, ensure that your question holds meaning without relying on external resources, so that the question does not get closed as Too Localized.

And about the question ban, see the canonical topic: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

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    When doing ASCII tables the <pre></pre> tags are very useful, they do the code formatting but do not do any of the code highlighting/coloring. Create the table in a program that does not word-wrap and then copy and paste the text with the tags above and below it and it should look the same as the original text (if your editor uses a mono-spaced font) Jun 13, 2013 at 14:48
  • That's a nice tip, so far I've used the 4 spaces indentation with the <!-- language: lang-none --> comment above, but <pre> tags are way less conturbed. =] Jun 13, 2013 at 14:52
  • lol, and I never knew about the Language flag, can you point me to a link where I can find out more info about it? that is a feature I will definatly start using. Jun 13, 2013 at 14:53
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    @ScottChamberlain meta.stackexchange.com/a/75019/186879 Jun 13, 2013 at 14:54
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    Another useful thing, this site was created by a Stack Exchange user, specifically to make putting tables in to a question or answer easier. Jun 13, 2013 at 15:23
  • @ScottChamberlain Woah, did not know nor expect that. Handy tool. =] Jun 13, 2013 at 15:26

Ten reputation. That's...

  • two upvotes on a question. So roughly, one good question, or two just okay questions.
  • Five suggested edits approved.
  • One upvoted answer.
  • One accepted answer.
  • One upvote on a question and 2 suggested edits approved.

All you have to do is ask a good question to get this privilege. The question you linked is one that we regard as a poor question, however. Please read through the about page and the FAQ, which you were linked to before you posted your first question, to learn how to do this better.

  • (Note: I think that now upvoted questions are worth the same as upvoted answers, so only one question upvote would be needed to get 10 rep.)
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Mar 1 at 20:42

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