in reply to Abusive Negative Voting

To me, the use of negative voting is, in effect, to say that the post is either:
- Off-topic
- Uses foul language
- Is insulting
- Significantly detracts from the subject matter

That's about it. I see this comment as being a typical newbie question. I think it would have been more appropriate to reply with a RTFM-like response, with a link to where the answer could be found. Perhaps even a recommendation that the newbie get the Camel book.
It does make me wonder what the policy here is on negative voting. Voting down nodes that are just simple is a valid way of using the system, but that's not how I see it. What does everyone else think?