I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Are data attributes good identifiers of certain blocks of HTML code?
What exactly made my question worthy of down-votes? I tried to be as concise as possible, follow the golden-rule for other stacks that seems to work well, that is, repeat what you said just once, but with different words to provide a clearer image, but bang - it didn't work.
On my last account that I lost, no matter what question I'd have to ask the SE people, they'd always down-vote it, even if it's highly "architecture" oriented.
I just don't understand, how can this stack be so different from others and what exactly can I do to improve?
Personally, I don't agree with the decision of a few, that, through their votes decided it's a bad question (given my knowledge of the Stack as of now), but you gotta learn to play ball the way the others want you to if you need their help. In short, to me, even with my past account, where I've had quite some reputation on other stacks, this seems like there's a few hardcore people whose only job is to down-vote anything that's not insanely technical, arcane or can't be answered only by these who can work out the time complexity of an algorithm even before they finished reading a quarter of it.
I've looked at other questions and this seems to be the case. Here are a few:
Negative: Naming convention for Docker images.
A pretty good question, not technical, but it definitely is part of a programmer's day-to-day life and it can have a pretty big impact. Of course, the question has the usual "it's up to you and your team" air around it, but it's not like that. Following PSRs in my PHP code changed the way my code is perceived, for the better, so, as with this person, I would've asked here about it too, had I not known it was the way to go.
Straight-up, deeply technical answers expected.
Of course, I've looked at many more questions and you can clearly see a trend.
Edit: Just got a few down-votes on SO after writing that / this question. Come on, guys, what is this stack?