I am sorry, but I find it utterly unproductive, meaningless for anyone to simply anonymously downvote, not just comments or answers, but also the very question in the post that someone is reaching out they need help with.
What does it suppose to mean to downvote a question? It can be interpreted in a hundred ways. I interpret it as: You are not wanted here. Leave. While not knowing why?
This is the strangest set up I can think of. It is routine on the Physics site.
I do not know who are the people that make such policies so a person can directly talk to see their reason. I have not found what the meaning of downvotes is.
I have heard it is supposed to encourage the person to do better. But that is vague. Do better with their English? Ask more complicated questions? Or what? Or is it just a guessing game?
It almost looks like a gang mentality to separate outsiders from the true initiates. So as to not impart knowledge and give it away to those others. As in knowledge is to be shared among the inner circle.
Anything can be read in all that negativity.
Even YouTube realized it was a bad way to go about things. They removed the dislike button.
There is no need for this type of approach to acquire knowledge and use it as a means for motivation.
In the old days... they practiced all sort of rewards and punishments. It appears that some have not gone beyond all that.
I'd like to know the details behind this policy.