I don't know if is only my impression, but I think that has something wrong with the direction that this community is taking.
In the nomination phase of election, @markrages put his feelings against the direction and was elected.
Today a poor answer had several up votes and I think the up votes are to protest.
I'm feeling uncomfortable.
I don't know if am I right or no. I'd like to "hear" from you your thoughts.
If I right, what can be done?
I'll ask some questions from @reemrevnivek trying to clarify.
- What is the direction that the community is taking?
When we propose a community creation in Area51, the given suggestion is this:
We're creating sites for experts.
Your site should focus on pilots, not passengers; lawyers, not lawbreakers; professional photographers, not Uncle Marv with his digital point-n-shoot.
If the site can attract the experts, the amateur enthusiasts will follow!
So, we have to be capable to attract experts. As this was not the main purpose of Chiphacker, seems some remnants didn't like the new way.
My impression is we're not attracting experts like we should do. Maybe it's just my impression. Let me know if I am wrong.
Note that this doesn't mean I didn't like Chiphacker.
- How is Mark and his election related to or otherwise impacting this direction?
Well, I think who voted Mark would like to change the way EE.se was being directed.
- What leads you to believe that the upvotes on that answer are in protest of the direction which you believe is wrong?
I saw this pattern 2 or 3 times beyond @kallenjb has presented. One more example was about this question. I remember this question received several upvotes only after I put my comment and the owner put his comment too.
The same happened with Leon's answer.
I hope I have been more clear now.