I'm concerned that four people have voted to close my recent question and nine have downvoted it without giving a reason. I'm still relatively new to this branch of SE, and I think my question is as worthwhile as the others I've read on the site: perhaps even more worthwhile because I'm hoping to for an answer that I can use rather than just asking in idle speculation.
I asked for clarification of the downvotes in a comment, but didn't get much of a response, perhaps partially because the comment was buried among other comments. I'm hoping that by asking here, someone who understands the culture of the site (or someone who downvoted or close-voted without commenting) can suggest some reason why so many people are downvoting so that I can structure my questions in a format more appropriate to this site.
On the other SE sites I participate in, I explain to people my reasoning when downvoting or close-voting their post, but that feedback loop appears not to be so deeply ingrained as a part of the culture here. I'm hoping that by asking for clarification on meta I can both get some feedback about my question and also suggest to the site's members that I think the site would benefit from people giving justification of downvotes. Downvoting without explanation doesn't give a very friendly impression of the site.
What makes my question suitable or unsuitable for this site? And what can be done to improve it?