My question titled, Should votes be hidden for the first 15 minutes after a question is asked?, is receiving a tremendous amount of down-votes and comment criticism.
The thing is, I already understand that my question isn't so great. But every day, that question gathers more and more down-votes, and I keep losing reputation points.
I don't want my reputation to continue draining just because of a disliked question that's been sitting there for a long time. It's like trying to fill a bowl with water, except the bowl has a large hole in it.
Is it possible to request my question to be locked? Locked questions can't be voted or commented on, although they're still accessible. I want other users to be able to read the question and its answers, but I don't want them to keep up the down-vote frenzy.