I recently asked this : Does Duckworth-Lewis Method consider "free-hit" situations?

I got two upvotes, probably because somebody else thought it was a good question and wanted to know the answer.

I also got a (drive-by?) downvote, with no information on what is wrong and what can be done to improve it.

Hence this meta question :
What is wrong with that question ? What can be done to improve that ?

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    Downvotes are at the discretion of the user, and it is ideal to get a comment associated with said downvote, but that is not typical. Knowing little about cricket, I can't comment on the quality of your question, but you haven't been flooded with downvotes or close votes from the community, which is a good sign. The only useful commentary here would have to come from the downvoter. Moreover, if we asked about every downvote, we'd be flooded with meta questions.
    – user527
    Jun 17 '16 at 12:53
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    @ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴅ_ᴇᴅ , thanks for the nice input. I only wanted to know if there was something obviously wrong and hence the downvoter did not even leave comment ; Outside perspectives (like yours) would have resolved any obvious deficiencies. With input from you and Philip Kendall , I think this meta question is answered satisfactorily.
    – Prem
    Jun 17 '16 at 14:06
  • After the following instances of explaining a downvote, I completely understand why users tend not to explain their downvotes (not that they are obligated to do so in the first place): i.imgur.com/lbB78Xk.jpg sports.stackexchange.com/questions/14339/… sports.stackexchange.com/questions/14140/…
    – user527
    Aug 5 '16 at 12:31

I don't see anything particularly wrong with it, but don't stress over occasional down votes. They're not the most important thing in the world.

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    +1 for "They're not the most important thing in the world"
    – user527
    Jun 17 '16 at 13:06
  • Well, +1 , thanks for the confirmation ("don't see anything particularly wrong") and also the advice ("don't stress over occasional down votes"). I think this meta question is satisfactorily answered.
    – Prem
    Jun 17 '16 at 13:58

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