So, since the topic of making the forum a less hostile environment has been pervasive today, I figured I'd suggest something here that would actually be a simple step to prevent some of it. Down voting doesn't serve any purpose other than to annoy the person on the receiving end. Unlike upvotes which save people the need to post things like "haha" or "good post" or "cool!", and make the person happy who receives them. Down votes are usually used when you disagree with something someone posted. And when the downvote is issued, the person will want to know why, and a post will be needed to explain it, which defeats the purpose in the end. I challenge anyone to show me a downvote that actually had a useful purpose. Sometimes people downvote and then reply anyway, which is just redundant. It only feels good for the person giving it to them, and it's a malicious way of feeling good. Thoughts?