I downvoted because

a wall of text isn't helpful

Please include the minimum amount of text in your question to describe the problem

Like the proverbial needle in the haystack, you’ve made it hard for people to understand what your problem is.

Why this is a problem

There is a huge amount of text inside your question. Your real problem lies only in a few instructions, and most of the text posted is completely irrelevant to the resolution of your issue. It only serves as noise, and makes it harder for those trying to answer your question.

Why this is worth a downvote

The noise generated from all the text surrounding the error prevents future users from relating your question and the answer to their own issue. It also makes it much harder for anyone to determine what the problem is. That makes your question less likely to get an answer, and wastes the time of anyone who tries to help you. The question is effectively only useful to the asker, is less likely to get answered, and offers little or no value whatsoever to the community as a whole.

People are volunteering their time, free of charge, to help you. You need to be considerate of their efforts. One of the easiest, and most helpful, ways to do this is to pare down your question to the minimum needed to describe your problem.

What to do next

In the body of your question, start by paring it down. Explain how you encountered the problem you’re trying to solve, and any difficulties that have prevented you from solving it yourself. The first paragraph in your question is the second thing most readers will see, so make it as engaging and informative as possible.

Help others reproduce the problem

Not all questions benefit from including code. But if your problem is with code you’ve written, you should include some. Isolate the issue, and create a Minimal, Complete, Verifiable example (see the StackOverflow help center for more details). Such an example is generally only a few lines of code, like a function or a database request.

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