I'm baffled as to what just happened with this SO Question. I believe several of us gave adequate answers. All of a sudden, we all have been down-voted except for a couple at the top. Is someone trying to game some rep; is it malicious???
I normally wouldn't even care about being down-voted (especially when your answer is compared to an article written by Eric Lippert), but there were 3 of our answers (similar in description and quality) down-voted very rapidly. It just seems like someone was being mischievous.
Yes, it is likely someone actually thought all the answers were incorrect.