It is just simply sad how someone sits behind his computer and does stuffs to just simply see his or her fellow drown to depression. I mean, there are rules to this forum thing and before somebody posts a question, it means that person has been facing a difficult time and has tried all he thought he knows, to solve the problem, and could not get it that is why he brings it up to to the forum, for help, obviously.
Those who have already gone through such troubles and have it resolved are now a step up to help this person but that is not an icing on a cake. You must present your answer in such a way that the fellow with the problem would read, understand and follow correctly, to resolve his bottle-necks. Now, there sits another person, who is not really willing to take his time to read through the provided answer, only to just downvote it. This is an online forum and nobody is being paid for giving answers to our fellow online users. Does anyone think that if this form of downvoting, without a reasonable cause of action, at least, somebody else would be willing to take time out of his busy schedule to help anyone with any of such problems?
Let us be reasonable, at least for a split second, before giving such votes. Any efforts are resolving another user's problem is enough to earn a reputation because it is not easy. Why are people charged and prosecuted guilty of murder at an attempted murder as actual murder in the court of law?
Let us give credit due those providing answers to our problems so we can keep this forum running into unforeseeable future. There is a post about how to resolve unmet dependencies here that I followed when I was having the same problem. I followed through step by step but still never got my problem fixed. That does not mean the provided answer was wrong or bogus, it must have helped someone else but not me. I just move on to the next answer that may help solve my case.
Now, I made a post rhetorically asking if Ubuntu is at war with VLC here and that got a 2 downvotes. Obviously, the person who downvoted that has never read why I asked that question. But you know one funny aspect of the case, I was referred to read the post about how to resolve unmet dependencies, which I have already tried to no avail.
So now somebody tell me, what was it that I said or asked that was not supposed to be asked or said about the problem that I am still having? Is this voting helping any of us or someone people just don't want you to reach the same reputation as they have reached, so you can continue being under them in terms of Online Forum Reputation (OFRs). I could have started a completely different new post with this but I feel I should add it, just so people who are bent on downvoting others should have another opportunity to down another comment.