fyi this question "A question on the very essence of “theoretical computer science”" is asked in a really flippant and near sarcastic way, no question, but it inspired some decent/high-voted responses by high-rep users including Peter Shor who has his own wikipedia page. it was unilaterally closed by an unnamed moderator(?).
now, dont really want to hassle over individual questions much [its really not worth the hassle], but just wanted to tip off anyone in case they hadnt noticed that its closed. also, there appears to be no way to vote to reopen it because its been migrated from cstheory(?). and apparently, those closed questions are somewhat "aggressively" deleted around here. so, expect it to be deleted in not-too-long too.
am not really disagreeing with all this, partly because the behavior of answering questions without upvoting them has never made much sense to me.
also, if anyone wants to give it a shot, maybe the question can be edited to fix it somehow. dont really have a good idea myself. to me the tone of the question is tightly coupled to its original intent.
note theres an obscure stackexchange gold badge called reversal "Provided answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score." ie stackexchange regards it as valuable to attempt to "rescue" poorly voted questions with high voted answers. but its impossible to achieve if low-voted questions are quickly closed or deleted by moderators. indeed, it has 0 winners on this site, and even on cstheory also.
so if nobody cares about the question [as votes already indicate], am mainly bringing this up just to point out a case of policy/dynamics of this site that might be helpful for anyone else interested in understanding it.
to me there is some small )( value in the question in what in science is called "background or motivation", which speaks to the raison d'etre or zeitgeist of CS & the site, and for opportunity for respondents to exercise high-mindedness with not replying to a sarcastic question with sarcastic answers. also, frankly, it really annoys me when any questions are closed or deleted that Ive personally participated/contributed on in any way eg voting/commenting/editing/answering etc., especially the way they can vaporize without any trace or record to individual users.
its always surprised me how much zeal moderators have to close/kill various questions, which seem harmless, when in fact the main route to this stackexchange sites is search engines. (it would be interesting to track how many 404's come up due to search engines triggering on deleted posts.) they say they are preserving the "signal to noise" ratio of the site, but in some ways at the expense of traffic/participation etc.