I'm a new user still, with only a few questions. I posted some a year ago, and then some very recently.
I saw that my Reputation number went up, and discovered I can actually see the record of up-votes and down-votes. I'm a bit confused, though, when I get some of both for the same question. These are LOW intensity questions, by the way; I think the most responses I have had to any question ever is seven.
Is there any way of determining what elicits a down-vote? So far, I haven't been able to determine what someone found problematic in the things I have written, so I don't know if it's a comment on my grammar, or on suitability. I see that there are specific reasons for issuing a down-vote, but as far as I can tell, which of those issues are the cause for the vote isn't disclosed anywhere.
I just counted, and the ratio of up-votes to down-votes is 5:1, so, maybe this isn't anything I need to be concerned about? I'm just not familiar enough with the platform to know what's going on.