I signed up to Stack Exchange to get help from this community and asked a question. Nobody answered and it was down-voted 10 times by this community. I was wondering what could have I done wrong? Have people lost values? Nobody seems to provide any suggestions of rights and wrongs to the least of which I would have really appreciated. It is cowardice.

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    "It is cowardice." You're sounding so similar. Is that a sock puppet asking? Give some latin to approve please. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jun 10 '17 at 21:40
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    The last question you asked on this site was a programming question. This isn't Stack Overflow. Programming questions are off-topic here. You expect us to upvote and answer stuff that is off-topic? – Oded Jun 10 '17 at 22:18
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    Thanks Oded...That was helpful. Because i was asked to sign up for Stack Exchange i thought it to be the same. – The Ultimate Wanderer Jun 10 '17 at 22:27
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    Each and every of our sites has a help link at the top - it links to several resources, including the tour which explains the scope of the site. – Oded Jun 10 '17 at 22:29
  • Ok I got it. I was curious to know the answer. – The Ultimate Wanderer Jun 10 '17 at 22:30
  • hey πάντα ῥεῖ you know who I am? – The Ultimate Wanderer Jun 10 '17 at 22:36
  • I am pretty sure the sock-puppet comment is because that sentence is usually used by sock-puppets – Anthony Pham Jun 11 '17 at 0:50
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    @AnthonyPham if you follow the possible duplicate link, you might understand his comment. Also, that's probably the reason why he chose that question as dupe target. – Meta Andrew T. Jun 11 '17 at 1:35

Its worth remembering that the way the stackexchange sites work is fundamentally different from how the average forum works, because they're not forums.

They tend to have specific scopes - and the tour(And seriously - spend the 3-5 minutes on this on sites you want to interact on) and help pages cover that.

I was wondering what could have I done wrong?

You asked an off topic question (and the least you could have done is linked the specific question). In the case of this question, I suppose we can consider it "This question does not show any research effort" (You can see tooltips by hovering over the voting buttons).

Have people lost values?

No, things are working as designed. I wouldn't even blame Tim Post's keys for that. People downvoted it for valid reasons.

Nobody seem to provide any suggestions of rights and wrongs to the least of which I would have really appreciated.

You asked an explicitly off topic question. People do this far too much, often to get around a ban on SO. I suppose patience for this has waned.

It is cowardice.

There's no obligation to explain a downvote in these parts. There's an implicit obligation to try to get things on the right site.

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