If someone votes you down or you lose reputation because of something you've said either due to incorrect information or being off topic etc, how do we know why?
While I totally agree that the voting should be anonymous, it might be helpful if we could see what has been marked this way, perhaps with a brief anonymous explanation, so we can learn that the information we have provided is not correct.
Would love to know other people's thoughts on this.
I can't remember ever being confused by why an answer has been down-voted. Even the few of my own who have been; I used language which I knew was bound to offend a couple people.
The only reason I downvote is because a reply doesn't even qualify as an 'answer' (if you have a random question or want to be a smart-ass, or have no information to impart beyond a terse sentance, use the comment function), or because it is excessively rude/negative.