In connection with the question: Is it OK to downvote a question for being uninteresting? So if you want to mark this post as duplicate, analyze my question and the link I have given first before flagging this post.
Let me make it clear that I din't stated the quotations below. They came from the link I have given above. The reason why I included them is because they caught my attention, and it seems like it is not just me who thinks this site practices unfair voting.
I have read in this question that you can downvote a post that if you think it is uninteresting. In proportion to Help Centre:
Voting up a question or answer signals to the rest of the community that a post is interesting, well-researched, and useful, while voting down a post signals the opposite: that the post contains wrong information, is poorly researched, or fails to communicate information.
However, this can cause several disadvantages. I will state three of my points.
I'm not sure I agree that this is a necessarily implication. For example, if an employee does very well, I may give them a bonus. But the proper response to an employee performing poorly is generally not to deduct money from their salary.
This is actually right. I don't think it is necessary to downvote a question just because you think it is uninteresting. How about for the others? Of course, anyone who posted a question and when someone downvoted it for being an uninteresting question, the user will be displeased.
Well, I'm not one to go starting arguments on the Interwebs, but I think that downvoting a post because you don't find it interesting is a destructive, evil, morally reprehensible, anti-intellectual, self-centered, close-minded, anti-social behavior that should be disallowed.
I think the comment states it all.
I have trouble with the fact that you admit you "wouldn't have time" to downvote all the questions that apparently bore you but "sometimes" you go ahead and make such downvotes. If you can't apply something consistently, it might be better not to do it all. Beyond this, I struggle to see the value of downvoting in anything other than especially egregious cases. More often than not, refraining from upvoting sends the same message as downvoting but without the negativity and trauma.
It's actually politely RIGHT. If you want to downvote a question just because it's boring, shouldn't you downvote every question you find uninteresting?
NOTE: It isn't wrong to downvote. I just don't find it necessary to downvote a question for being uninteresting. Every user here cares for his/her reputation. I think downvoting should only be for those questions that are unrelated, broad, etc. But if someone posts a question and a user finds it uninteresting, it should just be left alone. Maybe for some it is uninteresting, but what if others might actually enjoy it? Especially for the newbies. Please take note that this is not a rant. I'm just stating how unlawful this kind of rule is.