The question was about necessity of alts in Eve Online. I asked, since gameplay is versatile in Eve online, what activities required alts and what did not. ("alts" means second, third, etc. game characters, in addition to your "main" one)
On Reddit I get plenty of clear answers and upvotes, and now have a solid list of activities, that actually require alts. Many players also agree that you do NOT require alts for the most of the things you do in Eve (having an alt makes things easier though).
On SE the question was downvoted and called "decision paralysis" in the comments, then flagged as "unclear what you're asking".
It turned out that the first downvoter hasn't played Eve Online. He downvoted without understanding that alts were relevant to the question.
I've modified the question to make it shorter and clearer, but the damage already has been done - the question is "on hold", no more hits, no further answers, no upvotes (since you need a strong reason to upvote a -3 on-hold question).
So is it really a bad question? If it is, how can you explain its success on Reddit?
Or did just a bad start spoil it (and how could I prevent this)?