I'm not used to getting a great deal of downvoting on my answers but I have negative 3 on this one.
That's not a problem. People disagree and they are entitled to. What surprised me is that the answer seems to be disappearing visually.
My question is, does this answer appear 'faded' to everyone who sees it? When does this kick in -- does it happen at 3 downvotes?
Given that I am happy with my answer and don't intend to withdraw it, what consequences (apart from semi-invisibility) are there?
Does it get progressively more insubstantial as it becomes less popular? Does something dire happen when I reach, say, -10?
As I say, I'm not complaining about downvotes, I'm just interested in the process. What happens next if there are more downvotes and what will the ultimate consequences be. Will the answer disappear altogether?
P.S. I'm hoping someone knows because otherwise my curiosity is likely to get the better of me and I'm going to have to give a truly preposterous answer to some question just to see how unpopular I can make it.