I didn't vote on this question and probably wouldn't have either way - if I saw it in the review queue I'd be selecting No Action Needed. But if I look at it critically - why would somebody downvote this?, I do see a couple of issues that could attract a downvote:
- The title
- The summarizing paragraph
- The phrasing of the actual question
As have been mentioned in the comments, the title is not great:
Using mysqldb and sqlite3 in the same Python 2.7 script: Should I throw in the towel?
It seems long and convoluted, and I would personally save the idiom for the body of the text.
Looking at the paragraph summarizing your question:
My question: Am I asking for a world of pain continuing down this path, or is there an easy way to get MySQLdb and sqlite3 libraries to play together? If there isn't, then I'll install a MySQL server and refactor my code to use MySQL only.
At a quick glance this could easily look like something that would attract opinion-based answers.
Am I asking... is a yes/no question, so what I believe to be the question itself is kinda hidden in the paragraph and the last thing one reads in the paragraph labeled
My question isn't a question, it is a statement.
The question part of the paragraph is:
Am I asking for a world of pain continuing down this path, or is there an easy way to get MySQLdb and sqlite3 libraries to play together?
But in essence, your real question is:
Is there an easy way to get MySQLdb and sqlite3 libraries to play together.
As I read your question that is the central sentence and it doesn't really stand out. As it is still a yes/no question with an implicit how? embedded, it could even be further improved by rephrasing to a
How do I... type question.
All that said, don't sweat it. Downvotes arrive both with and without good cause, as do upvotes. Usually they balance each other out.