|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
“downvotes mean that you, personally, are not “–(whatever)– enough,”
Bullshit! When you post good information, I upvote your posts. When you post crap, I downvote them.
You've obviously forgotten the stats and sentiments expressed in Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes. I haven't.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.