Comment: Because

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Because

I make people think, and many don't want to think, they want to FEEL, and their votes resonate with how they FEEL, not what how they think.. for the most part. Some here do THINK and they will not just downvote but they will give an explaination. These are the jewels of the DP. Not afraid to say what they think.

The downvote thing is interesting.. those who don't THINK, don't understand that their downvotes actually UP my ratings because they don't STUDY how things work, they rather trust their FEELINGS (feelings lie, you got to THINK and be willing to be corrected).

So, downvotes are a sham, but it keeps those who FEEL, productive.