I asked a question on the distinction between hypocorism and diminutive when referring to the form of a word. I cam back this morning to find that it had been downvoted.
Now, as a user of several other Stack Exchange sites, I generally consider a downvote to be appropriate for questions or answers that are seriously misguided, show absolutely no effort to have done any prior research, are completely off topic, etc. As the downvote hover text says, “this question does show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful.”
Does that apply to my question? I posted several references, but they hadn't cleared up the distinction between which diminitives would not be considered to be hypocorisms, or vice versa.