I'm getting down-votes on valid questions that have zero reason to be down-voted. Plenty of them have been answered, in fact. I recently asked in the comments for someone to explain why the post got down-voted, and the person who down-voted it must have been highly offended or something because they went and down-voted all my questions for no good reason.

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Now, because I have so many down-votes, I can't ask questions.

This is suppose to be a platform and a community that promotes education and be a safe place for people to ask questions. However, this particular Drupal stack exchange is the exact opposite.

Fix this so that people can actually learn without getting punished for asking questions.

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    Looks like a serial downvote. It most likely gets reverted automatically in a couple of hours.
    – leymannx
    Sep 28 '20 at 21:16
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    I could make a quip about how Drupal is not well built and someone can take offense to it and go and make it so I can't use the platform anymore. it’s really easy to fix that - just don’t do it. Forgetting whether someone might take offence, it has no relevance to the question you’re asking. Keep noise out of posts, and you’ll reduce the surface area for people objecting to what you’ve written.
    – Clive Mod
    Sep 29 '20 at 7:55

Mass-downvoting several posts by a single user is forbidden and will usually be reversed by the system, as explained in the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange: What is serial voting and how does it affect me?
The voting was corrected last night (see screenshot below); if this doesn't happen in a future situation, flag one of your posts for ♦ moderator attention.

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Ideas to make comments obligatory, or otherwise specifying reasons for downvoting, have always been negatively received because there a lots of problems with them; such systems are easy to circumvent and honest explanations have led to revenge downvoting in the past. They are all outlined in another Meta Stack Exchange post: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?