I asked a question on StackOverflow yesterday: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17396342/java-diffie-hellman-key-exchange-implementation-gotcha
- Before asking I searched almost a day for solutions, including StackOverflow
- I phrased the question well (I'm not a native speaker, but my grammar is OK)
- Provided concept code
- Explained my motivations well
- It's definitely not a homework questions
Then someone came along and without any explanation, feedback or guidance downvoted the question. This probably made people ignore it, and as another result it certainly get out of sight of many people who maybe able to potentially answer the question which is the goal of this entire site.
My question: can I somehow challenge a downvote? It ruins the usefulness of the site. We come here to solve problems.
(I asked my friends if there's anything wrong with the question. It is certainly not too specific, you can see many people struggling with Java DH implementations. It is specific maybe if that area is out of your knowledge, but than any such area could be "too specific = you don't know it". The other thing we could think of is that the person didn't read well, and thought that I need SSL, but that's not the case).
I'd like to see who actually gave the downvote, so I can get a feedback from the person to improve the question.