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After my first suggestion, I've now got a new suggestion: down votes should not have any side effect in meta.
By side effects, I mean something like banning me from asking questions due to too many down votes, which I am experiencing right now:
This question states that I am permanently banned unless I improve my standing by posting some quality answers.
Seriously, I'm new to the site, and thus I'm not capable of posting quality answers on Meta.
So my only refuge was to create a new account. I think this check for previously downvoted posts should be disabled on Meta.