This may sound like a silly question but I believe it is not. I recently deleted a question in order to rewrite it, as there were (a lot of) concerns regarding the definitions used and more generally its tone and clarity. But the system has no way to tell if I intend to undelete at some point or not.
Anyway, after I deleted this question that received 4 downvotes, I was the proud receiver of the badge « peer pressure ». And maybe I am too of a free spirit to value social pressure and think of it as something desirable, but I fail to see why I would receive a badge because I deleted a question. I read more about badges and see they are intended to be sources of encouragement and recognition that I understand the rules of the site.
But I would like to know if everytime I receive downvotes I am supposed to question myself only and delete my questions. In this case, I think it was more important and useful that I would obtain an explanation about the downvotes and try to fix the problem
However it appears that the system does not encourage justification of question downvotes nor discourage them by a reputation cost either. This is unlike downvoting an answer. Is there a reason for this disparity and isnt this a de facto encouragement to light heartly downvote questions?
Of course this long post can be considered a result of bitterness and if I say it is not, it won't change a thing. But I must say that during my short existence here I have seen a considerable number of questions (not mine) left downvoted without a single comment caring to explain why. So how is this productive in any way?
Again, I am new to all this and I like to understand things (which is visible in the number of questions I ask, I assume).