I've noticed on the tools section that several comments from posters asking why their post has been downvoted are being flagged.
Is it now considered bad form to ask for downvote-reasons? Is the flagging of these comments directly aimed at such queries, or at "inane banter" in general? Are there any prospects (now or in the near future) that such flagged comments will come with a reputation-penalty?
Personally, I don't see a problem with politely asking for a reason for a downvote; it will likely either be ignored (harmless) or answered in a way that is beneficial to the original poster and future readers wondering why a perfectly plausible answer may have been invalid / inappropriate.
I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I haven't yet found anything that explicitly discourages this common practice.