# What to do when it seems that downvotes are not justified (for example, when they are directed “against” the person and not “against” the question)?

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It is an elementary attempt to resolve an open problem.

I shared it with you because I am an amateur and almost all of mathematics that I learn is somewhere from the web and I had some faith in you.

Also, the question is not an uninteresting one at all.

You can politely tell me not to participate on the site.

The question is:

What to do when it seems that downvotes are not justified (for example, when they are directed "against" the person and not "against" the question)?

• I see that you have asked 18 questions yet have given 0 answers on MO main. It would do you well to answer a few (non-soft) questions instead of simply asking them. MO is a site about giving and taking. A good asker is one who just as often answers non-soft questions as he asks them. – Joseph Van Name Dec 30 '17 at 4:12