I immediately got downvoted twice and am still downvoted 40 minutes later. I'm new so if anyone can let me know what I am doing wrong I would appreciate it.
Perhaps some people think that your question is unclear somewhat and/or just bad. It's a good question, but perhaps the way it looks, aka the formatting, looks ugly to some, and as such is a bad question worthy of a downvote.
I would recommend try to make your question as clear as possible. Sometimes, people give a downvote for no good reason. It's happened to me. It's nothing that you can control. It's something that I would advise getting use to here on PSE (Sorry if this comes off in a menacing manner -I'm trying to politely word it).
I'm one of the downvoters...
...and it was originally because it was fairly unclear when you were talking about all the different types of ciphers. It wasn't really the formatting. Now that I see you've edited it, I changed my downvote to an upvote. You have a great puzzle going there! :D