I had asked a question on the IoT and they immediately migrated it over to Ask Different, where it sat for a while (almost 2 weeks) and no answers.
A moderator from Ask Different thought it should be asked again in IoT and told me how to do it, which I did. I flagged my question, deleted it, and when that happened, I reopened the question "A splitter to carry more than just audio"
Well today I was beaten up pretty bad, from asking a duplicate question to being off topic, then when asked what I though IoT meant I answered it and was, well, told lawyering will not help.
I'm a member of very small group of developers, including the creator of SpriteBASIC and Mike Westerfield, who wrote techBASIC, and basically wrote the book on IoT.
I knew he was trying very hard to finish his new book, and I had already wrote him a lengthy paper about math and number in techBASIC, but I decided that I needed an expert to see if there was an answer, so I asked him the question as written here and he responded back.
I flagged the moderator telling what happened over at IoT and that I had an answer. It isn't pretty but a starting point, and asked for him to undelete and unlock so I can anwser the question here.
However, my question is still locked.
How do I go about getting it unlocked so I can answer the question which may start more people helping me or at least I will have an answer to close out the question and get my dignity back (I lost all my reputation points in the IoT, I will not repeat any comments as this is not the place for it).
I would like a positive outcome on this.
Also, besides writing a request here, it there a way that the person who asked the question can request it be unlocked by allowing him to flag the unlock itself? Or something that would be done in a way that would not require a request here or in a chat (not everyone has chat privileges).