As I see, your main concern is that low-voted questions are not shown in the front page. So this means:
- Down-voted questions won't get an answer
- It's gives a false image
- It's bias (which is implicitly bad)
I don't know you, but for me, the Stackechange network is one of the best places in the Internet. I get quick and good answers (in most cases it has already been answered). But in other forums it's useless to use the search options, because there are so many duplicates, spam, silly discussions, no tags... Once a question is asked, it will be lost like tears in the rain (and if you find an unanswered question, you're not even supposed to answer). Moderation doesn't even exist (spam may stay weeks before it's deleted). And forget about meta discussion, if you don't like the rules, you must shut up.
The Stackexchange network solves most of these problems.
A problem with mass media technologies is information overload. Too much information is no information at all (that why I don't read newspapers and watch TV anymore). So the vote system is supposed to reduce the noise. Sure, some good questions will be lost, but this is a tiny disadvantage compared to the benefits.
Thanks to bias you've arrived to this site (if Google sorted his results in any order, Internet would be almost useless), you're biasing people all the time, books, sports, countries... You can't have it all.
Even if this site sucks, I like it (and millions more do) and I should have the option to use it (we aren't doing anything illegal).
And I don't see the problem of not showing bad questions. When I visit a website I want to see the best of it, not the hall of shame. I doubt that people will have a heartattack when they realize we are not perfect (everyone should already know that perfection doesn't exist). Should we also warn that the computers which people are visiting the site with are financing wars, rapes, hunger and many other crimes in the Third World? And if you log in you'll see all the crap you want.
If you don't treat all content the same in some regard, that is unfair, unjust, and bias.
Justice is not treating everyone in the same way, but in the way they deserve. Bad questions (to the community standards) won't be favoured.
Note that any system will be unfair because there are people who can't afford an Internet connection.
And to give some answers to your comments:
So you're saying that what community members decide to show to other people, other people will see? That's simply wrong. Why should a "community member" decide what me, a passerby, may want to see?
It seems that you don't like the voting system. It's the problem democracy always had, that some stupid person can vote, when I a superior person should be the only one to decide (the problem is that in most cases, you would be in the base of the pyramid and if you criticize the system you might even get killed). But experience has proven that democracy is far better than a dictatorship.
If this isn't a totalitarian system, why do you have the power (yes, power) to remove me from this site, but I can't even say I don't like you?
@Brandon can't remove you from the system and, aren't you expressing your opinions freely?
This is relative to racism, sexism, and social prejudice against other classes.
You're going too far...
I proved that I follow a just system
Which one? You've just said that you don't follow this system.
Do you want me to start a website like this (I'm a programmer, I can), and implement my own system? We can then see which one works better(I can back the site as well, and know others who will). Is this a challenge towards my morality? Are you doing that right now?
Let's see how nice StackExchange looks when I write about it in my blog which has thousands of followers, and write an article on Ezine
I feel that you're taking this too personally. You're free to do anything. In fact, I encourage you to do it, if you like. One must follow his convictions, we only live once.
" Talking about morals? Give me the power to vote down your question like you did mine, and then tell me a thing about morals.
No one is talking about morals (morality is something more important than this, which is done in real life, where people really need help, not in the Internet).