I'm looking for valid reasons for the downvote to this question.
I have raised this question, on meta, for three reasons.
- I think the question's OK, should be answered, and I still desire an answer.
- I want to learn how to use stackexchange, and elu stack. And,
- I think it may reflect wider voting patters on elu stack at least.
Here is the comment I left, which asserts my present thinking on the downvote:
i don't think this question should be downvoted. it's clear, and i just won't easily find the answer. the voter seems to act like a meta voter, i.e. voting down because they disagree with something said in the question. that, imho, debases the use of the site, as well as being a misuse of it
It has now received comments from four users myself included, and a vote to close for being off-topic (!). So, I think the issue is relevant, even if the meta question doesn't have wider appeal.
It seems that the question is being voted as "off-topic". But, also, that I am unable to convince anyone it is, despite not understanding how at all it could be!