We all know the damage that anonymous downvoting does, especially to novice users. We have been asked repeatedly to provide a welcoming atmosphere for new users and anonymous downvoting certainly isn't part of that.
Some people prefer to hide behind anonymity but feel strongly enough about posts to downvote them. That will always happen and cannot be avoided. But if this happens in an unfair way, that is to well-researched and clearly written posts, should we not be allowed to counter the downvote by an upvote?
The particular question that prompts this one made a point why it is not off-topic and deserved in my eyes to linger around in order to attract a knowledgeable answer. Now it is on hold which prevents that from happening. Can't we all be a bit more relaxed about that?