It seems quite normal to have a per user limitation of the up votes for each proposal (max: 5 up votes). But, I wonder why there is no symmetric per user limitation for the down votes.
Right now, a single user which want to act against a proposal has much more power than the one wanting to open it.
I guess that his rule is intended, but I would like to know what were the underlying arguments for it.
Here is a list of questions related to this issue (but I did not find any convincing arguments in it):
- Is a mass down vote vandalism.
- Can one person derail a site proposal on Area51?
- Should the down vote limit be the same as the up vote limit?
- There seems to be no limit on the number of downvotes one can make on a proposals's questions.
My opinion is that this mechanism is intended to be a self-regulation mechanism to give more weight on the negative advices than the positive in order to avoid proliferation of successful proposal. Is it right ?