Downvoting of new user questions
Many just arrived users are not professionals enough to find their answers through web searching. So they make simple questions with trivial or duplicated answers.
Do you think downvoting or closing their questions immediately after they have just spent time for registration and making the question is a good idea? Their first experience and memory will be good enough to continue?
To the advanced users: Do you remember your early days? What would be your feeling after your important question that had spent a lot of time around it was immediately closed with 15 downvotes and no answers - just pejorative comments?
Is this an ethical way to welcome a just arrived user?
I think a better idea is to look at the reputation, if the user has low reputation (meaning a just-arrived user) try to answer them, or at least let other people to answer them. If the question is duplicated, kindly referring them to the original question is a good idea.
There can be a hidden flag such as "Amateur question" to be set by professional users to indicate this question should be closed or deleted after ten days, but not just immediately after the user has asked it.
What's your idea? - I hope this question would not be immediately downvoted or closed as I am
also a new user :-)