What is wrong with the question "Can Lumosity exercises really improve core cognitive functions and enhance memory and attention?"

Due to one negative vote & no positive votes after 15 times that the question was viewed, I deleted it.

But, I think there was a good claim; a claim that I have shown by this picture:

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  • Lumosity or Luminosity?
    – Sklivvz
    Jan 27, 2013 at 17:42
  • @Sklivvz - Oh my God, Lumosity, sure! Jan 27, 2013 at 17:45
  • You didn't even let the question be viewed by more than a few people, so how would you know how the community feels about your question?
    – Sam I Am
    Jan 28, 2013 at 14:56
  • @Sam, I am sure that the better questions are voted up, not down. Neverthless, on the contrary, anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that I asked a good question here. Jan 28, 2013 at 17:06

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1 vote from 15 views is probably fairly normal, you should have left the question up longer to see what anyone else thought of it.

I don't know why your question was downvoted. We have had a couple of questions on brain training:

Do any brain training video games make you smarter?

Does solving Sudoku puzzles improve your mental abilities?

Possibly the downvoter felt it was a duplicate, although if that was the case voting to close it would be the normal action.

  • Perhaps they had enough rep to downvote (125) but not enough to close vote (3000)?
    – Oddthinking Mod
    Jan 30, 2013 at 4:01
  • Hello @Odd, yes, I agree with you. Nevertheless I think that 125 rep-points are not enough to have the privilege to vote down. Skeptics.SE is different from other StackExchange sites. I would say that 1000 rep-points are the minimum that users should have to have that privilege. Jan 30, 2013 at 14:19
  • @Carlo_R considering how hard it is to get Rep on Skeptics i think 125 is reasonable. However that is probably better discussed in a different question.
    – Stefan
    Jan 31, 2013 at 13:21

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