Encouraging people to explain down-votes
Why not allow downvote only with at least an anonymous comment?
Down Voters Should be Forced to Leave a Comment (deleted, requires 10k meta rep)
Recently I answered a query on Stackoverflow and with in 10 minutes i got an upvote. Great. But after 1 hour I got a downvote on the same question with out any comments. That left me curious that someone found my answer useful and some felt I am talking rubbish. I have read a lot of times that why it is necessary to keep downvoting personal name a secret. But I wish to have a comment for sure that, why it was not helpful. I am not saying this because I lost 2 reputations, reputations are nothing but we do feel bad that our thinking is not entertained by few people and they consider our way of working as wrong.
I feel for this, we must force the downvoter to leave a reason while downvoting even after keeping his name a secret. Some answers may not be of help or may not work but are relative. In that case definitely downvoting should not be done. Because there are people who post a answers and downvote other answers to get more attention which is undoubtedly misleading the purpose of Stackoverflow. Downvoting is for a post which is violating Stackoverflow rules or deviating discussion direction. It will be great to moderate the downvotes, casted by people with less than a certain number of reputations. And certainly that number should not be very small like 500 or even 1000.
I got a downvote. lol. still I was talking about this question...