There are some questions here on 'being nice when down voting' or 'when closing'. Here's my experience.
I just want to say that I feel I have been unnecessarily downvoted for a simple opinion on a simple question.
Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect.
I have come to conclude that this site is not so much focused on hard and fast answers, but that it is more like a meta site in the network. Trusted users and modes should take this post a lot more seriously.
There is just much appreciated exception: https://academia.stackexchange.com/users/14410/okiharaherbst You make my day! Even though you don't agree, you at least try to understand.
No offense, but here is my experience. I think certain community members (including the downvoters) have done an awful job in welcoming me here.
You will only see the back of me.