I just wanted to share a story, my narrative on this network.
In Sep 27 '17, I asked a question about how SQL Server implemented
LEAST. This question was largely rejected by the network. I most likely had to argue to keep it open. The problem, presumably, was because I mentioned how other databases implemented this functionality. This helps with the indexing. The question immediately acquired 8 downvotes.
Today it sits at +17, and has 26k views. That's a lot of appreciation. That's a lot of people that my contribution helped.
But how come it got 8 downvotes on first reception? That's a pretty heavy rejection. Why do we do this to people who ask questions? 99% of my downvotes come within a week of submission. Is it that the scrutiny is more well deserved in that frame? Or that the people that use the site most are incorrigible 'netizens' compared to the appreciative people that I serve, the people who come in desperation and leave enlightened without being established DBA.SE members.
I just wonder how many other stunning examples of brilliance and humanity leave simply because their skin is thinner, and they're less resilient.