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- Introduce timed downvotes 2 answers
Is there any possibility of implementing a rule that would prohibit downvoting of the new questions for a particular period of time, let's say a protection for 5-10min after the initial posting? Give the user some time to understand the comments made by the community and let him to improve the question? I just witnessed a question that was completely new (less than a minute) and already had -7! This is not very welcoming for new users.
Yes, I know that people should learn the rules before they ask a question, but hey, honestly, how many people really do that when visiting every new website and looking for help? I'm not saying, that we should ignore them and don't downvote at all. Downvoting is a mechanism that pretty much works, no dispute about that. What I am saying - give them a chance.
The question I'm talking about HAS BEEN improved because of the comments, but it already has 4 close votes and -10... Downvote ragers won't cancel their downvotes, because it's not what they do. They see a bad question and BAM. -1
And lastly, yes, I know that most people that will respond to this isn't probably are not like this I'm describing. I'm not asking YOU to stop that, because it's obvious that you care about this website and probably never done such thing. My question is this: Is there any chance of implementing a mechanism to prevent this offensive behavior that encourages many newcomers?