I recently answered a somewhat subjective question with what I genuinely hope was good advice. It got downvoted, which is fine, except that I have no idea why.
I understand that voting is probably secret to encourage honesty, but I'm wondering if there is any intent to address the votes with no apparent basis. For example, would it be at all useful to prompt for an optional (or even mandatory) explanation when voting?
The idea would be for the comment to be either mandatory or strongly suggested, but anonymous by default. This lets people downvote anonymously but still offer some basis. And if the stated reason is dumb, well, then that would speak for itself.