Why are people so eager to exercise downvotes? Isn't Meta supposed to be a more general discourse on a broader range of topics? Isn't it an opportunity to exchange dialogue with the SO community?
Edit: yes but unfortunately, practically it's the same users, as SO, so it ended up being the same culture, by default, rather than by reflection.
I read a relevant post on the subject, but again, what I see is very different. There is no open platform for discussion on general user points without incurring downvotes.