Could someone explain to me why this question is open and has 6 votes, whereas this question is closed? To me they are highly similar (subjective) questions. I have the impression that there are certain time frames where it is better to ask a question, that is when the "downvoters and closers" sleep. Once you are past a certain amount of upvotes you are more likely to get your question answered.
Regarding the downvotes. Do we really need to downvote so quickly? Take for example this question. It was downvoted quite rapidly, although it is a genuine question. I upvoted it from -1 to 0 and the next day it had +3.
It is still a small community and I am afraid that if we don't give people some room to experiment with asking questions, travel.se will become a pyramid game where the early adapters with most reputation points get to decide what is right and wrong.