When I say specified number of down votes, I mean a total vote count of less than -2, or ,-3, etc. My favourite SE site attracts a lot of new users that ask off topic questions. Instead of sifting through all the garbage, I'd like to simply hide all questions that don't have at least a score of 0 or more. I'd be happy if there was a way to hide questions from users with a rep count of 5 or less too, so their questions wouldn't appear in my feed until they at least go one up vote. Is there anyway to do this? Or would this be a feature request?
Using a couple of the advanced search options, you can obtain a list of all questions with a score of at least 0. Type the following into the search box:
is:question option specifies only questions, and the
score:0.. option filters out questions with a negative score.
When I type that into the Meta.SE search box, I get this. The search results are sorted by relevance. You probably want the questions sorted by "newest" or "active" instead, so you can click one of those sort options.
Notice that the URL for the search results sorted by newest questions looks like the following:
To show all the questions with a score of at least 0 (sorted by newest) on your favorite SE site, just replace
meta.stackexchange.com in the URL with the domain name of that site. Then bookmark that URL in your browser.
This would be incredibly bad for a community. No new users would get upvotes because people would block them. This would mean no one could join the community.
On top of that, you wouldn't be voting for those bad questions - community moderation is one of the main principles of SE. People stop voting up / down, questions aren't sorted. You wouldn't get the chance to edit it into a good question and turn it around, and later, as you get close vote privileges, you wouldn't be able to tidy up the site.
On top of that, what if there is a good answer that you would have seen and upvoted otherwise?
New users / bad questions still need attention from experienced community members.