I posted this question:
Is this picture of a man in Colorado Springs nearly being blown away, genuine, or a hoax?

I figured it met the guidelines, but I'm wondering why the downvotes. Could I improve this question or is it merely because of the "hoax photo" topic?

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    I did not downvote, so I am purely guessing that it was because people thought it was an obvious joke, not a serious claim. I almost edited the title, because "blown away" is ambiguous, and I initially thought it was about an explosion. Perhaps people didn't like that? – Oddthinking Jan 15 '17 at 0:44
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    I also did not downvote, but the litter on the floor not being blown away makes this a pretty obvious fake. I think the picture was meant to be humorous, not a convincing forgery. – Sklivvz Jan 15 '17 at 10:33

It's very obviously a joke. Everything about it says "joke". It's a stupid question. Just because a question is legitimate and obeys the rules to the letter doesn't mean it's actually a good question and worth anybody's time.

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