why the hatred? Only on askubuntu is just about every question down-voted. take this:
even when there is a comment, like "what is the environment", generally that's in the question. There's nothing wrong with the question.
It's unique to this specific stack overflow site. Sure, I get down-voted questions -- maybe even more than my fair share.
My perception is that, at least recently, most every single question on askubuntu get's an initial downvote. sometimes this is canceled out to a zero, and that's fine.
(For what it's worth, the rep/score isn't my concern, it's more that a down-voted question will garner fewer responses -- presumably.)
It's possible that my perception is off. It just seems that someone(s) following my questions and downvoting them. hey, maybe I annoy them. I dunno.
If it's random and or deserved then so be it. But I notice tha my questions on, particularly, linux stackoverflow, are better received. Maybe I just ask better questions there. But maybe not.
I would expect the standards to be about the same.