I recently discovered Meta Stack Exchange and asked a programming question on it. Subsequently, it got (down|delete|close) voted for this reason:
This question does not appear to be about the software that powers the Stack Exchange network, within the scope defined in the help center.
- What am I supposed to do?
- How is MSE different from Stack Overflow?
The downvotes don't indicate that this question sucks. They indicate that it doesn't deserve to be tagged with faq, and that's totally OK.