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I have recently posted this question which quickly attracted downvotes and close votes. Some were accompanied by useful comments that helped me edit it to avoid some pitfalls (e.g. pros and cons).

However, it is still not clear what is this question missing.

Question: How can I improve it to be on-topic and answerable?

P.S. I do not know if it is possible in this community (e.g. high question volume?), I have seen experienced members helping (mainly comments, but also edits) the newbie to shape good questions out of mediocre ones (example here or here or here).

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Down votes and close votes do not necessarily mean your question is bad. Every single question yesterday attracted down votes and/or close votes. Some people answer in comments instead of answers because they don't want to attract down votes on their answer.

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  • This might make more sense for a meta site where downvotes are linked to disagreement with the post. The downvote button tooltip says to use it if the question "does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful". – Alexei Aug 3 at 20:55
  • Ref. "Every single question yesterday attracted down votes and/or close votes. Some people answer in comments instead of answers because they don't want to attract down votes on their answer." - this is an interesting insight, but it also means it is quite hard for newbies around here. – Alexei Aug 3 at 21:01

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