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Fourteen out of fifteen consecutively-asked questions below have been down-voted. Maybe it is like rolling a Yahtzee (possible but improbable), or maybe something else is going on. Anyway, I just found this whole string of down-voted questions odd. (Some of them have gotten up-votes since I asked the question, but I hope you trust me.)

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"Between" how? Questions are sorted in many different ways. – hammar Dec 12 '11 at 19:28
Sorted by time asked (newest) – John Dec 12 '11 at 19:28
Fourteen out of fifteen questions? I'm sorry I'm way confused here... What fifteen questions? – animuson Dec 12 '11 at 19:36
@animuson: I viewed the questions sorted by newest. The two questions I listed were the beginning and end of the range of questions that had the downvotes. There were thirteen questions between those two. – John Dec 12 '11 at 19:39
News flash: Bad questions get downvoted. This is status-bydesign. (The two questions you linked are not good.) – John Dec 12 '11 at 19:44
@Bob: I understand that. But 14 out of 15 questions asked within a span of 5 minutes by different users are bad? That was my question. It seemed odd to have that many independent bad questions in a row. – John Dec 12 '11 at 19:54
I appreciate the edits. Thanks for making my question clearer. – John Dec 12 '11 at 19:55
Ok, a couple of those might not have quite deserved downvotes, but those aren't stellar questions. (Although the one on Heap Memory Management seems good). Anyway, I seriously think that the community sees most of those as bad questions, I say that based off the fact that several have accumulated multiple downvotes and that one has even been deleted. SO gets thousands of questions a day; that 15 consecutive ones would be downvote-worthy is not implausible. – John Dec 12 '11 at 20:00
up vote 12 down vote accepted
  1. "Has anyone else run into this issue?" A fishing expedition.
  2. Seems OK, but a bit obtuse.
  3. "Anyone has experience with this issue?" Kinda forum-like.
  4. Automatic downvote due to closure.
  5. A bit sloppy.
  6. "Doesn't Work."
  7. Not a Real Question (user abandoned)
  8. "Can you fix my code for me?"
  9. "Remote Server error: NotFound. Any ideas?" No other information.
  10. "The font shows, but poorly." What does "poorly" mean?
  11. Improved by editing.
  12. Didn't ask a question, or state what his problem was.
  13. User abandoned this question.
  14. "Any pointers?"
  15. I honestly don't know what happened to this one. The community probably thought that the question was too simple.
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Fair enough. Just a string of sub-par questions. – John Dec 12 '11 at 20:18

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