An NP-Completeness question was asked today by a new user, and immediately received 2 downvotes. The OP desclaimed it was a question from a job interview, offered the hint given to him and asked for help since he could not progress on his own.
His question is definitely on topic; even interesting (to me at least), albeit poorly worded. I have seen a number of job interview question on this site, and they are usually solved, rather than downvoted. So why was it downvoted so quickly? Do we not discourage potential answers by immediately downvoting?
It relates to the meta question: Welcoming new users by downvoting their questions
In the answer given by Discrete lizard, it was written: "I agree with you that downvotes on questions that are fine after minor improvements should be avoided." Does the question I mentioned above not fall into this category?
TLDR: this question was downvoted soon after being posted. Was it for being confusing to read? Or why else?