During GIS.se's beta/post-launch, I was a believer of the a 24-hours grace period for bad questions from new users so that new users weren't immediately discouraged from participating in the GIS.se. And I commented accordingly when I saw premature downvotes. And I was about to add comments to this question about not immediately downvoting the asker (new user).:
But is this still reasonable?
Or is GIS.se established and we should be downvoting immediately? It certainly seems to be the way it is on stackoverflow.com:
- What grace period do you allow someone to reformat his question if it is less-than-perfect?
- To Downvote or Not to Downvote...or to Wait?
And I'm not talking about a grace period system feature--only a grace period as a community guideline.