This question Control start point of nested list was posted within minutes of the OP receiving an answer to this question Horizontal space in lists. Understandably, some of us (myself included) were annoyed at this, since I had explicitly mentioned in my answer to the first question that all the list parameters could be changed and pointed to both the
enumitem documentation and the presence of other questions on the site (although without explicit links). The question then received a couple of downvotes.
Seamus correctly points out though, that the question itself is a reasonable one.
Thus, the downvotes are trying to correct the behaviour of the OP rather than being a reflection of the question content.
Although notice that the help popup on the downvote arrow explicitly states
This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful.
So the question is, is this kind of downvoting reasonable, and if not, are there other ways to prod users to RTFM. (I suspect that comments aren't enough.)