Why do honest, humble questions that could never insult or harm anyone in any way get downvoted here
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I don't think it's spite. Sometimes, people simply don't like what we may have to say for one reason or another.
A lot of regular users get a little annoyed by seeing the same posts on the same topic day in and day out, especially when there's a search function right at the top of the forums. I've never understood it myself (this is an advice forum, after all), but that's one of the main reasons it happens.
I agree, but they could easily do a search and come up with the answers to these questions. Also, many of the ones that are downvoted are in the wrong category, or are poorly phrased and confusing. That being said, people should be able to ask legitimate questions. I almost wish there were a separate section for questions, or you could filter them out. Maybe when you post you can pick a category to put your discussion into, and one of those could be questions?
I asked if we change to subjunctive when we believe it's not true. We do the same when unsure of the reality of something we ''dream of'', so why shouldn't I question this? Try finding the answer to that on google search. That said, there's no point caring about idiots downvoting such threads, learning a language is the goal.