I answered What's the best way to remove items in a NSMutableDictionary?. The question poses a simple question with many solutions. It offers nothing in the way of attempted solutions. However, the OP feels strongly that it's a good question.
Relevant comments (there are others in between, which I've removed):
Can someone upvote the question to remove the negative count, this is a legit programming question! – Boon 38 mins ago
@Boon I assume you are being downvoted because you haven't actually attempted a solution. – Aaron Brager 32 mins ago
@AaronBrager How do you know? I have tried and wanted to compare solution. – Boon 33 mins ago -3 for a legit coding question. This site is going down the drain. – Boon 25 mins ago
@Boon Well, I don't know what you have or have not done. I know you haven't posted your attempted solution. See stackoverflow.com/questions/how-to-ask - "Tell us what you found (on this site or elsewhere) and why it didn’t meet your needs. This demonstrates that you’ve taken the time to try to help yourself, it saves us from reiterating obvious answers, and above all, it helps you get a more specific and relevant answer" – Aaron Brager 23 mins ago
@AaronBrager I have been on this site for a while. It used to be fun, now it is turning into a police state. I have looked at existing answers and have question how many different ways this problem can be solved, that's why I asked the question. I don't see why it's important for me to post my solution when that can potentially influence others. The rampant downvoting on this site is total nonsense, SO should penalize people for doing it. – Boon 6 mins ago
Obviously the OP and I disagree on whether this is a "good question". However, the OP has been a strong contributor to Stack Overflow - this wasn't a typical "noob" asking for help without trying anything first.
Were the downvotes correctly applied? Or were the downvoters too trigger-happy in this case?