I asked a very silly question here on Meta and was downoted by people who disagreed with my request. Now, since I'm new to Meta I don't quite understand how it works. On SO I would assume that you would post an answer and then that would get voted up or down.
On Meta it appears we vote down if we disagree with it. This has the effect of removing it from the main page. Is this effect intentional?
On SO the -1 to the question was always to mark an inappropriate question, spam or completely nonsensical question. I would believe that my question, in the context of Meta was acceptable.