I was quite surprised to find that my question "Evidence-based medicine: Is there any evidence to support its use?" sitting at -1. (NB: This question has now been deleted as it wasn't suitable for this SE.)
Mousing over the down-vote button displays a note to the effect that a question should be down-voted if it is:
- not useful
To me it is both very clear, and a legitimate question. I take that to mean it is a useful question.
Originally the question made mention of 'begging the question'. A user claimed I didn't know what that means. I'm quite certain I understand what 'begging the question' means, having studied post-graduate philosophy at the University of London.
Nonetheless, I removed the sentence with that controversial statement as it had no impact on the question.
I wonder if someone would give some guidance on where I have erred here? If the question is unclear I can attempt to clarify it. If it is not useful, I'd like to know why it isn't.
It should be noted that I now understand what was wrong with the question. I thank everyone for their comments.