I have to admit (and hate to think it might be true) my suspicion is that one reason for the astounding downvotes in this particular case may be that this particular poster has drawn attention to him an a rather unlucky way, by posting questions some members here consider as not appropriate and target for downvoting and voting for close, in particular when the education of that poster (which he indicates in his profile) is taken into account (this last remark is extracted from the comments to some of the posts from that person).
As an example, in another thread one of this members questions was closed with the reasoning that it is "not a real question", which, if you look at the explanation to that reason for closing a posting, does in no way apply to the question asked.
I do get the impression (and I'm unhappy about it) that some people here sometimes tend to react out of some prejudice they acquired by previous postings of someone else -- or even other sources -- and downvote or vote to close out of some automatic state of annoyance, without looking in detail at the particular question they react on.
This is one of the reasons that I'm also unhappy with the fact that downvoting is anonymous (voting for close is, luckily, not). I rarely downvote and if I do, I take pains to make clear and transparent why I do this. I actually consider anonymous downvotes of questions as cowardly (my view with regard to answers is a bit different here ;-).