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Downvoting, downvoting, downvoting. I feel as if this site sometimes goes to hard on new users at times. I know when we downvote, we get a type of message saying to comment or suggest something to improve the question. But how many people actually do that. I think everyone has been a victim of downvoting before at times, but how many people actually bother to say why the question was bad/wrong?
When I see this or when this actually happens to me I find it at times rude, unhelpful and does not allow the asker to ever correct the question or improve on possible future contributions he/she may do for the site in the future.
I may be, being a bit bias here and I do admit sometimes I downvote silently without commenting (So don't get me wrong on this), but if you look at it from the victims point of view it is actually quite irritating and does not allow the user to correct the mistake/mistakes they may have done. I am not asking you to stop downvoting, but perhaps when doing it try to soften it by adding what might need work or why it was bad so it doesn't seem like you're being overly aggressive (which I think is the case). Also think about it mentally in a way. Example: To you -2 or even -3 may not seem like a big deal, but to the person or victim of it, it is really heavy and a huge confidence downer.
I hope this question actually kind of changes the way people think on this site, but I am open to your suggestions too. :) Does anyone agree/disagree with this? Why/Why not?
Note: I am not asking you to hold new users hands or to completely stop downvoting, but I think it is far better when you do downvote is that you actually comment on what was wrong with the question. Finally, to be perfectly honest I think -2 is enough to tell the user that their question is bad unless it is pure spam.
Don't mind me though, I just thought it would be interesting to hear some feedback on this. What do you think?