There seems to be a general downvote trend in poor questions lately. I don't disagree when one needs to downvote to express dissatisfaction. In the past, I noticed that poor questions were left at 0 and voted to be closed.
Given the current trend:
- Does this affect the number of poor quality questions?
- Does this encourage the authors to revise their questions or refrain from asking at all?
- Original question was posted (0 score)
- Joe's commentary that better focused my question (0)
- My responses to Joe (0)
- Anthony's answer (0)
- Additional commentary exchange (0)
- Two Down-votes (-2)
- My commentary on how downvotes don't offer additional information (-2)
- This revision to better focus my question and title question (-2)
If a similar analysis was conducted on currently downvoted questions (whether new or experienced SE users) what would the result be? The following is a short list of possible scenarios.
- Revised, subsequently upvoted, and left as-is.
- Revised, subsequently downvoted, revised again, etc.
- No Revision, deletion