Why is it that people downvote 'easy' questions?
I realize that SO is not for something that can easily be found with google, but people are taking it too far. I recently saw and answered a question that asked
How to do function
This question had a score of -2 after 1 minute, and and gained another downvote in the time it took me to provide an answer.
Why do people find it 'vital' that they downvote the easier questions asked by beginners?
Yes, some deserve downvotes, but there are many that don't. As someone said (forgot who and where): "Stack Overflow is not a developers last resort". It is a valuable tool that, when used properly, can help streamline the coding process for most programmers, helping out the asker, the answer, and anybody who stumbles across it with the same problem.
We need to remember: this is not for just the asker's help. This is to help people that have this issue in the future.
Why does this happen?