I've recently been working on a problem in an application regarding collision detection. In researching it, I didn't find the solution I wanted on SO at the time and found it elsewhere.
Once I had my solution working, I decided to return to SO to post a link to where I got my solution, and my port of it to Objective-C.
Once I posted my link, I then used a search to find two other similar questions on SO that I had previously read during my early research, and posted links to my answer on those.
My reasoning was that if I went through the process of reading all those posts looking for an answer, then so might others.
Now it seems that all three of my answers have been downvoted. Is this because I posted the same links in a few places? If so, then what is the better way to try and bring these separate, but similar threads of discussion together in a way that helps people after me to find themselves directed to (what I perceive to be) an answer.
I understand that I may have been downvoted legitimately (if I've done the wrong thing), but in saying that, I would have thought that someone downvoting without a reason would in turn earn a downvote of some form. By downvoting, we are judging the content being downvoted, and there should be a reason given for such a judgement.