I propose the following:
- The block quoted text in the question Can someone help Scott Manley explain this capture maneuver? is inarticulate and pretty much meaningless in terms of explaining principles of orbital mechanics.
- my answer there is articulate, a correct statement of fact, and a good explanation of what is happening in the video, and clarifies what was poorly explained in the video.
- The answer is therefore a good answer to the question
- The five anonymous down votes, without a single helpful comment are therefore unusual.
Am I missing something here, or do these down votes seem out of place for this site? Could people be down voting because they weren't able to close my question as duplicate?
I'm not worried about the votes themselves, but I am worried that a good answer is fading, with -3 net votes it is starting to display with reduced visibility. I feel that a good answer should not be rendered in such a way, and that this might be happening due to some choreography of voting., so I'm interested in hearing other views on the nature and quality of the answer itself: