Since questions with > 0 down-votes make up such a small percentage of all questions on SO is there a better system to mark questions down or should there be no down-voting at all?
The imbalance between up-voted questions and down-voted questions is huge.
If the down-vote is supposed to indicate that a question is not worth looking at, maybe the question should be voted to be 'buried' rather than displaying negative votes. e.g. it doesn't display on the home page.
As it stands, I believe that people can't be bothered down-voting questions because:
- There is no real lasting reward.
- There is not real lasting consequence.
Why? The question is still visible in searches and on the homepage.
Is there a better way or should there just be no down-voting?