Someone asked a question, and I answered it directly. They asked, is X going to be A or B? I said "If C is done, then A, otherwise B". That's answering the question that's asked. I don't agree with downvoting because you don't like the answer...do I have any recourse or do I just need to suck it up?
An answer that fails to actually provide an answer to the question is one reason to downvote - another is when the answer is not a good answer to the question. The whole idea of the voting system is to help the asker choose the best answer.
Legitimate reasons to downvote include:
- The answer is (in the voter's opinion) wrong.
- The answer might or might not be right but is unsupported.
- The answer is incomprehensible (also flag as "very low quality").
- The post doesn't actually answer the question (also flag as "not an answer").
In this specific case, the post is a two-sentence assertion without any supporting argument or sources. It's just your opinion; if somebody else makes the opposite post, there's no basis in either one to decide between them. That's probably why you're getting downvotes.
People downvote for any reason, nothing can or should be done about it, it's their vote to do with as they please.
Just because an answer fits the question or even solves the issue is not the point of the voting system. There can be multiple answers with valid solutions. Voting, in theory, is to help indicate which is best. eg a Question.
How to stand out at work?
Could have a valid answer.
Fake a pronounced stutter, dribble while you talk and always wear psychedelic pink and green.
Perfectly valid solution, but probably should be downvoted to allow other answers precedence.
I understand your frustration, because I also frequently get downvoted just because I said the truth. That's life you and me have to take. You get -2 for each downvote, but +10 for an upvote. You will get back your points easily, so don't worry.