One downvote... fine. Normal stuff. Two... again normal (for me it is). But three downvotes for this question?
Is it because of the title? That's the only fathomable reason I can think of. You can't tell me the question is a duplicate, that there is no research, (but apparently someone disagrees) that it isn't about the English language, or that it's opinion-based. So what is it?
What can I do to improve the question? A user posted the following comment
And what is the etymology of "bald"??
And someone has cast their vote to close the question because I didn't “include the research”.
There is a link to etymonline, I summarized the information it contained in the body. I cited Merriam-Webster, Oxford Dictionaries, and A Middle English Dictionary. The question is a result of fact-checking and cross-checking several sources, I carefully avoided copy and pasting a large number of excerpts but... three users think it's not enough.
I now await for the provincial rainfall of DVs on the main page, because I have brought up annoying anonymous downvoting on meta. I know, I'm sick to death of hearing it too, but it's been a long dry summer and I need to quench my thirst.
NB: Users with 1K can view count votes If you have less, you have to trust me when I say the question has three downvotes.
On the other hand, the 7 DVs for the defeat Trump badly question posted I have no qualms with. It's not my best question by far but at least I know "why" it got downvoted so badly... ho, ho, ho.