Feature request: Make downvote reasoning mandatory
This just happened to this answer on a Xbone S I can’t properly fix unless the downvoter comes forward and while it’s happened before, it’s particularly troublesome for answers where I need to know what you’ve tried so I can rule some things out. If anyone cares, this is what triggered this request: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/4606...
I’ve done my best to fix it, but I know that the downvoter isn’t coming back to confirm or deny my revisions fix the errors made. This is troublesome since I need to know what I did wrong to look into it further so I can make a proper correction besides mentioning the HDMI IC not liking hot plugging. The points don’t matter; it’s more to do with not knowing why in cases like this. While it’s usually not an issue most of the time, I need to know what part of the answer is bad information; especially on a answer where board level work is involved and knowing there are other potential points I can reference that are known trouble spots.
I don’t care *who* did it - I just need to know *why* in cases like this. It’s more then reasonable to let the downvoter remain anonymous if they so choose to if they fear retaliation (which I wouldn't do but if it's happened before it will make sense why). I know the major answers participants don’t do this, so it’s someone who may not know providing a reason for doing it is a courtesy the author should get or someone doing it for no good reason.
I don't do it unless the answer is really wrong but that's because I'm against downvoting for a correctable error - I'll tell them they need to fix X error and if it's not done within a realistic window then I may downvote.
Is this a good question?