I am talking about Will the Great American Eclipse Crash Ubuntu here.
Just in case, here is its content:
Wondering if my computer will crash because of the Eclipse? Anything I need to do to prepare for this event?
Okay, I admit this isn't a great question, but does it really deserve a score of currently -11, which makes it the 3rd lowest scoring, not-deleted question at the moment (check the Questions list sorted by votes, go to last page)? To me that feels like kicking someone who is already laying on the ground, just because everybody seems to be doing it.
It doesn't really show research effort, but many questions on the site don't do that. This alone doesn't explain so many negative votes.
Furthermore, it is not unclear at all in my opinion, but it got closed with that reason anyway. You may have noticed that my name appears in the list of close voters as well, but I voted for "off-topic/not Ubuntu" because I believe that it should rather belong to Super User instead of here. After all, if the solar eclipse affects anything, then it will be the hardware and electricity/internet infrastructure, not the operating system.
So, to make this clear, I am not asking for sympathy upvotes now to compensate the downvotes.
Instead, I'm merely curious to know the reasons of the people who downvoted the question, especially of those who downvoted when it was already at a low score. If you did not vote but have a good explanation, I am of course interested in hearing that one too.
Additionally I hope to get convinced that it was not simple peer pressure that has led to the current score...