Does the down voting of questions and answers on the Meta site serve as a mechanism to discourage the free exchange of ideas by more vocal members?
I'm aware that many might consider this a duplicate question, but since this is yet to be resolved IMO it is worth asking. Opinions change, members changes, lets get the latest from the membership.
Encouraging everyone to say Yes, No, or Maybe and provide a short explanation.
- Add a note about downvoting on Meta
- A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express Disagreement by Answering the Question
- Is it possible on MSE to question something that people hold dear without getting "disagreement downvoted"?
- Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually