So this is not a linux question, but one about the forums. I am new to this site as you can see. I have been using linux a while and I find this site very helpful.
However I see on the rules if you downvote a answer, you also lose a reputation point. While I can understand you dont want everyone downvoting answers, isn’t it better if people who know what they are talking about downvote an answer that, for example, is proved to not work or to be malicious, rather than the original poster triying that option (and wasting time) even if it doesnt work? If you lose a reputation point no-one will be willing to downvote bad answers?
Can someone please explain the logic...