I asked the question Windows Update gives 0x80070643 error on fresh Windows 10 install. I provided the steps that led to the issue and the troubleshooting steps I tried to solve it. When people commented on it, I responded and tried their suggestions. One of them did end up solving my problem, so I asked the commenter to post it as an answer so I could accept it. But for some reason, my question is sitting at -3 (0 upvotes and 3 downvotes). What did I do wrong that's leading to so many downvotes?

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    Tbh, I don't see anything particularly wrong with the question in question. I can't speak for what the downvoters found unacceptable about it
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Mar 8 at 23:35
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    Probably some people distgrunted about Microsoft believing, that such questions belong to Windows Support. It's just SO syndrome. I hope your problem is solved now. Mar 15 at 16:01
  • I don't think there's any point asking about this as if the downvoters stayed anonymous before they clicked the button, they won't explain their choice at any point most of the time. On a lot of sites of this network you'll find a bunch of people with like 1:5-15 like/dislike ratios, some of which will read one sentence from your question or the title of it and instadownvote because they've seen similar one 50 times and think it's the same issue or something not worthy enough to be asked.
    – Destroy666
    Mar 16 at 23:06

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I just see consistently puzzling amount of fast downvotes for new answers and questions on SU. No other Stack site had same feel.
The most recent downvote for this answer within an hour after posting: https://superuser.com/a/1837862/1140679
And this is 2nd time I know that case is correct for sure - at least that for me a specific PC/Laptop existed on which a solution was verified.

It's absolutely not a problem if downvote happens after a month or two - means someone tried it and had all reasons to dislike. But they happen suspiciously fast to be reasonable.

Possibly an additional check is required: if some users here fast downvoted multiple answers or questions which later became upvoted, for example, they must be restricted from voting at all on recent posts.

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