I have a question about my Super User post: Which cloud storage providers allow SFTP access?
My question (as above) got closed, which I kind of get but it's not useful to me or anyone else (loads of questions have outdated answers, but that's not my point).
More objectively, this then prompted me to go scrolling through other questions. I noticed that a very large number had negative marks. I've not seen this on any of the other SE family. So, I've just summed up the first four pages of scores for "Newest" questions which covers around the last 24hrs of questions. My results:
First page: -26 +2
Second page: -11 +8
Third page: -21 +41 (mostly from two questions which were +30 between them)
Fourth Page: -15 +9
Sum total: -73 +60
As can clearly be seen, the negative scores FAR outweigh the positive scores. If you remove the ~30 points for two particularly interesting questions, there are over double the negative votes to positives. SU users like certain questions and quickly vote them very highly, but for the vast majority of the cases, there seems to be an underlying theme of "if in doubt, vote down".
Why is this? I would argue that it is indicative of a problem. Are the wrong sorts of questions being encouraged compared to what the voters are expecting?
How can SU improve at this?