Sorry to hear about the down-voting. I think we need the down vote option but I think too there needs to be a limit for those who misuse the function ... the whole "I thought the post was over-valued' is not to my mind a sufficient reason to down-vote someone. And it can only be used on the minnows and dolphins because only the suicidal would down-vote a whale, and they are the one's consistently on the trending page. If we are going by post quality that doesn't make sense. Right?
Perhaps down-votes should be equally weighted, anonymous, and we only get a handle-full a day. That would change things.
The down votes are our de facto law and order. We can look out at the fiat world and see what happens when those with more wealth get all the advantage of law and the little guys gets all the responsibility of order. The system breaks down and ceases to function. That is what happened elsewhere. So far, HIVE is doing well but we need to make sure that we maintain a balance that promotes growth and health. Top heavy never works for that.
You work hard here, Jaynie. I can't imagine you have come close to being fairly compensated for that. I am appreciative of you:)