I'm referring to this question:
What was this optical apparatus called? (It was used for showing pictures.)
In short, it asks for the name of a certain device as shown in the attached pictures:
And my answer—peep show aka raree show—was clear and concise. It even explained where these images are from. But then I get downvotes.
Hours later comes another answer, which basically is just similar to mine, but has more weightage given to "raree show". It is highly upvoted.
I'm confused now. Is my way of answering the question terrible? Is my answer factually wrong? In short, what gives?