I don't mean to sound indignant or anything, but I must admit, I'm at a loss as to why this happened.
Just yesterday, I posted a homebrew-review question asking about whether an artifact I had created was balanced. At time of writing this meta question, it currently has a score of -2 and a balance of -4/2.
I mean, originally, my first thought was that the question would be closed for being off topic, but I thoroughly researched this subject before posting the question. I found two separate RP meta posts giving me directions on how to ask a good homebrew-review question, and even discovered this question here that, while it was asking something slightly different, still was very similar and assured me that my question did belong.
But the community didn't see it that way, and I don't get why. I followed the instructions: I explained the power level I was going for, I spoke about my potential problems with the item, and (when necessary) I listed my thought process behind each of the features that had significant meaning. However, it still has a negative score.
An answer to a similar question states that the downvotes of these kinds of questions are usually due to lack of effort. However, as I stated earlier, I put in a lot of effort to make sure it followed the community guidelines. So why was my question downvoted?
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