If I ask a question that is unclear and someone provides an answer that doesn't answer what I was asking, should I downvote it? On one hand, I feel like I would be unfairly penalising them, but on the other hand, I want the best answer to float to the top.
In particular, consider the following points:
- Should I only downvote when the question is rated above 0? They will still get 8 reputation from being upvoted and then downvoted.
- Is a comment enough and downvoting unnecessary?
- Downvotes can be removed if they edit their answer, but not if they delete it.