I understand the reason behind requiring a certain amount of reputation for up/down voting privileges, but why should I need 125 to down vote the answers given to my own question?
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To put it bluntly, new users are less trustworthy. I have in fact seen many antagonistic users attacking people who answer their questions (even when the answer is solid, provably correct, and polite) because they don't like the solution offered. More often than not, the antagonistic questioners are new users.