The reputation system is flawed. It seems I can't downvote unhelpful answers on a question I've asked. Even if they are not relevant to my question. You should be able to downvote unhelpful or offensive posts in your own question, without a reputation requirement.
Best solution in my view: stick around, answer questions, ask good questions and gain rep, it won't take long, and then you'll be able to down-vote to your heart's content.
- One issue is to not allow folks who are very new and in the view of many as "untested" from down-voting, and while yes, this does inhibit you from being able to down-vote answers to your own question, its benefits out-weigh its down-side.
- Another issue: if you are the one asking the question, and thus not an expert in its content, perhaps you're not in the best position to judge if an answer should be down-voted, especially if you are new to the site and don't yet fully understand what down-voting is for.
- If an answer is off-topic or offensive, you can always flag it for moderator attention.
As an aside, regarding your original question, there are ways of effectively and clearly expressing your opinion that don't involve offensive language.
Well I do respect your motive. But have you ever wondered what these badges and rep actually are?
When I joined this site. I had the same feelings as you have today. I did want to get help but I wanted to downvote those who weren't helping me out. That's sometimes rude. How? Well since you're a beginner you don't know how this network works. This isn't a forum or just a QnA site. It is a community. And people with enough knowledge around get more powers.
Forexample I am a 4k user on Stack Overflow thus I know what sort of questions are allowed there so they gave me the power (priviledge) to edit posts, vote to close or open, and some other cool powers. But here I don't know how to use this platform. Thus they don't let me do something I am not aware of.
It would be like:
Giving you a match stick when you're unaware of its bad effects.
You need to earn rep, learn how this site works, ask good questions, help others. Once you are trusted by community. On each step you will be granted a power and at the end you'll get the light saber (moderator tools at 20k).
Don't be rude and don't be in a rush.
I hate to go against the grain , but I think Stack needs to revisit this. There should be a loophole in the general rule that newbies can't downvote - allow them to downvote on their own posts.
The issue has come up at least frequently enough.
Also, what if I'm a 4000+ user who is asking from a library? You don't know, maybe that's the case ; and I want a quick answer so I make a guest account