I asked a question here on meta stackoverflow, and I got a lot of downvotes. I looked at some other meta stackoverflow questions, and it seems like a lot of people who have genuine issues with the site that are having difficult resolving them just get downvoted. Wouldn't it be better to cut the downvoting system out, as it seems to just be scolding people for having issues? I mean, this is the place to ask....
Check out my thread: I can't post my question because of the "indentation"! How do I fix this?
There were three answers, and none of them resolved the issue. In the end, through comments, a user who really took his time to interact with me found that the reason I couldn't post code was because I had text zooming on in my browser. Who would have expected that?
It seems like a rare and unique issue that I wouldn't have resolved on my own, but I got five down votes.
I was talking to someone else in the comment thread, trying to be nice to him, and it ended up sounding like he was just yelling at me, saying things like: "cut the crap" and firing. I'm happy that the issue was resolved, but when I came back to check my inbox and found this guy's angry comment, it was really upsetting. I also noticed that there's no feature to ignore users from chatting with you or commenting on your questions. Wouldn't that be a great feature?
Moderator Note: Over fifty comment flags were generated due to this post alone. As removing even some of them would result in a horribly broken and impossible to follow conversation, I've removed all comments from this question and several answers. Comments should be professional and on topic - otherwise they will be removed.