Recently, I've noticed that a lot of C++ questions get downvoted within minutes of them being asked. It must be the season of exams as we do see a lot of basic questions being passed by.
To me, that doesn't give nice optics to those first time users. I can understand that those questions are merged when asked several times or closed and downvoted when they ask us to do their homework.
However, there are also well asked questions according to my definition of it: understandable problem and reproducible code snippets.
Two examples I was involved in recently:
- Is it undefined behavior or it's normal to return value only once in "bottom" of recursive function
- Unable to fill in 10x10 array with for-loops
To me, both questions are asked well and clearly show a beginner in need for help. I agree, I might have taken more time to search for a duplicate, however, answering it takes about the same time and gives an answer tailored to their problem.
Why would both the questions and the answers get downvotes because people are at their first steps of learning the language?