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Certain times, I post questions that get some valuable comments but never an answer.
For example the question for comparison on real numbers and caveats.

I am not sure why this happening. Is my post not clear? Is it too trivial to be answered? Is it a bad/non sense question? Something else that I am not aware about this site on stackexchange?

If you have some feedback I would be happy to hear it to get better at my posts.

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    $\begingroup$ I suspect that some people might think your comparison question is more about program code than about maths, and so they aren't interested. $\endgroup$ Oct 30 at 18:46
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    $\begingroup$ Why the downvotes? $\endgroup$
    – Jim
    Oct 30 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ If you encounter helpful comments, I'd encourage you to encourage the helpful commenter to make an answer based on the comment, and/or, to make an answer of the comment and expand a bit. Many comments are from users who want to be helpful, me included, but may be unsure of what you exactly seek in your question. When someone hits on something you find helpful, since you are a participant in the Q&A interaction, you'd be wise to let a commenter know that. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Oct 30 at 20:00
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    $\begingroup$ @Jim re: downvotes Meta is different than main. Here some users may downvote if your question strikes them as a complaint, or some other reason. I can understand your asking "what's up with that", but some might wonder "at least you get comments; I don't even get comments on my questions!" I.e., downvotes don't reflect the quality of your question or anyone's question on meta (usually). $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Oct 30 at 20:04
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    $\begingroup$ But if this post is based primarily on the outcome of the post you linked here, then I agree with @PeterPhipps. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Oct 30 at 20:06
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    $\begingroup$ I suggested that some users might comment instead of posting answers for fear of running afoul of the EoQS – my comment had a dozen upvotes – now my comment has been disappeared. $\endgroup$ Nov 3 at 10:32

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