I have a question concerning this question of mine:
The question is simply the following:
- why was this question so downvoted?
I feel the actual answer to the problem is far from obvious (at least for me, and it took me a bit to see all the steps behind the accepted answer – as can be noticed by the comments below it). Moreover, I do not see what I should have added to the text to make it more clear.
True (as can be seen by the recent edit), there where two problems in my original question:
I did not mention what had to be proven (i.e. that $f(x) = \ln (x)$ is continuous);
I used $\log$ instead of $\ln$ (which actually comes from my problems with logarithms...).
[Mind that, from the comments of two users below the question, I edited the original question few minutes ago accordingly, after having realized the problems]
Thus, to expand the original question a bit:
is the case that the question was downvoted due to these two points?
If that's the case, wasn't it better to comment (as the users did) before downvoting?
Just to explain one point, this metaquestion does not come from the fact that – so to speak – downvotes imply losing points. It's just that this site is extremely helpful for people like me, without any possibility to formally learn math.
As a matter of fact, I would like to understand what happened, because I would like my questions to be as efficient as possible for all those people that are kind enough to spend their time helping me understand.
As always, thank you for your time.
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.