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).: I have a shapefile containing three types of polylines, how can I color each type with different colors?
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:
And I'm not talking about a grace period system feature--only a grace period as a community guideline.