I have a question about my Puzzling Stack Exchange post: IQ test matrix: Can you solve it and justify your answer?
I have asked a question about a Raven progressive matrix from an online IQ test and got buried with downvotes. Some users got upset because I hadn't provided a source, but this doesn't fully explain the downvotes. I think most users just don't like these questions. But aren't they valid puzzles? I very much think so. They certainly interest me. I believe some of them to be very challenging, just like a good riddle. You have to come up with different theories that explain the progression of elements in the matrix; it's similar to reading the author's mind. It's a different set of skills from that required in typical logical puzzles. I also find it fascinating that some people are able to find patterns immediately and others (like me in this case) seem to be blind. I am interested in what processes in the brain make one person better at this kind of problems.
Do you confirm that IQ questions aren't well received here? Why else did I get so many downvotes?