A new meta user brought up this question. It's about a REST question that has an accepted answer that is incorrect, and another more correct answer that has a lot of upvotes.
Based on the information given by waffles in this answer, the OP suggested downvoting the incorrect accepted answer. This was greeted by a slew of downvotes on his Meta question (peaking at -16), even after he removed the bit that offended the community's delicate sensibilities. (IIRC he was at -9 when he removed the bit.)
I agree downvoting the accepted answer may not be the right path to take in the case of the REST question, but is gang downvoting the Meta post the right way to welcome a new user who only wants to help make SO a better place?
How am I going to defend Meta against people who say it is a place dominated by rudeness and a community who enjoys alienating newbies and outsiders for no good reason?