This morning I asked a question with a good explanation which I wrote after a long time of thinking. A user has downvoted my question. I really wondered what could be the reason because I know what I asked for and that too was a critical question. And then I deleted that, but still I want to know what could be the reason. Aren't we here to ask questions? Can't the user vote to delete instead of downvote? I ask for a suggestion...
When i was reading a blog i read about this comment by another user that
According to Yahoo! recommendations, script links should be placed in the end of the page
in this page
If this is a duplicate entry then users shall vote to delete it. Else i expect users to discuss about it.
I really want to know the reason. so this question. Your suggestions would be helpful for many users like me.
- Remove the "Hi". (Note the tooltip that is shown on some pages. Do you really want to use a whole line in that tooltip for a salutation?)
- The bolded "According to Yahoo! recommendations [...]" is a quote. Use
>for quotes, not bold.
- Look up that Yahoo! recommendation and link to that, rather than asking the readers to read some comment on some web site.
- "If this is a duplicate entry then users shall vote to delete it. Else i expect users to discuss about it." annoys me a lot. It's your responsibility to ensure it's not a duplicate. No need to tell others how to use the site!
- Likewise "I really want to know the reason. so this question. Your suggestions would be helpful for many users like me." is just not needed. Everyone asks questions because they want an answer!
- Your title is a statement, not a question.
I'm sure you've given the above a lot of thought too. But I'd say the (duplicate) question would be a one-liner:
Why does Yahoo! recommend to place script links at the end of the page?
I've noticed in your questions that you often format your question with one paragraph per sentence. Maybe downvoters don't even bother reading it and assume just from the formatting that it is a bad question. I don't approve of that, I'm just saying that if this happens or has happened more than this one time you might try to trust word wrapping a bit more or use bullets/numbering to outline important points.
I'm the first one not to care about formatting. But it would be a shame to see a perfectly good question ignored or downvoted because it "didn't look pretty".
EDIT: There is more than one level of formatting quality:
- So bad that it can be hardly read.
- Nice. Not that bad so that people would avoid it. In these examples, just using word wrapping would make it into this category.
- Pretty! If you use things like numbering, bullets, kbd tags (where needed). This is good in that it not just doesn't make people ignore it (or downvote). It actually keeps attention because it's easy to read.
Now, in my last sentence before edit I when I said "pretty" I meant "that which falls in category 3". Post being pretty in this sense is a very useful thing.