Alright, I'm willing to take the XP loss here by posting this node, but I'd like to know why my rep is so low throughout this node. If my posts are so bad, I'd certainly like to know what's wrong with them so I don't make the same mistakes in the future - it looks bad for me and it wastes your time.
The top node, I can understand. It looks like your standard "I'm getting a weird error and here's what I *think* is going to the database" post by someone who's never used a db before. but even after my clarification and solution, the scores have been abysmal compared to the surrounding ones scorning me for putting up such a spurious node.
Yes, I've read Why did I get downvoted and realize that rep isn't all that important, but it is an indicator of how good your posts are, and it seems that my recent ones have been pretty useless. I'd like that improved, so feel free to lay into me and tell me exactly what you think. I'd prefer not to have this happen again.