Me likewise: I told him he should ask the Question to all and also I give him the tip, he could buy support if needed for a commercial project is under pressure...
Someone asked for help in a P.M I told him I can't help so he downboted all my posts.
Also I mean a public Answer helps maybe also others.
So I cannot understand: It was really a nice way to move him to forum.
I think so too !
Do we even need a down vote option?
What is the main usage:
In my personal case I have seen new members are a little bit fast to ask a question and didn't use the Preview-Function. I told them and pleased them how to ask ... but other members try to support it by voting him/them down.
This isn't a good feeling I think - without that he would post again the right way.
Not everybody is in psychological situation to think about what he is doing after days trying to solve his problem with the new "easy" Solution of Sencha Inc. So a nice way to explain instead of voting down without a nice note would be the right way for me.
Finally my suggestion is to recode the Voting-Plugin and add DB-Col for a (non anonymous ?) Voting-Down-Comment - maybe with a form ready to use Comments are in.
Last but not least:
@Sencha Inc. and Support-Team:
Apologize you were under my suspicion doing voting me down with other goals because a PM of "event" who told me "this is no population contest".
So also this shows how important a change of Voting-System could be maybe ...