My most recent question asks what procedures would be undertaken after a large island is discovered and explored by scientists.
The question has since recieved 2 downvotes, and neither of the downvoters ever said why they did so. However, I strongly believe that this because the background scenario of the situation is considered by many to be implausible.
I never asked whether the scenario was implausible. I do respect that plausibility is a large element of worldbuilding, but if I have a very elaborate, quite convincing "lampshade", then why must a completely different question be downvoted?
The project which the question asks about is very nearly finished and by far past the stage of no turning back, so downvoting is just wholly deconstructive.
Silently downvoting or something irrelevant is one thing, but writing an answer about that something is completely another.
The question recieved an answer which mentioned nothing that would remotely begin to answer it, instead just listing another few of the many things some people have pointed out about the scenario being implausible.
So, is downvoting a question for something other than the question it asks acceptable, and what course of action am I to take with irrelevant answers?
Note: to gain more information on my views of these things, look in the comment section of the question.