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well it's more of a bugs and sugs discussion but
- there's always been the debate that down votes should require a comment (min 50 chars...)
- and then on that an option to appeal a dv based on the comment (wrong, nasty, off topic, meaningless...)

but then the admins / moderators realised that would mean more work for them (following up on dv protests) so it gets tossed into the "too hard" basket. To cover themselves usually they will respond with "the down voter will eventually get a bad rep and loose rights, or they will just get bored and go away." of course in real life those things seemingly don't seem to happen, but whose to say it's not just new idiots replacing the old ones, there's a whole world of assholes out there.

I'm actually OK with the status quo, I'm OK that the admins/mods don't want more work, (after all they are volunteers), just wish they would be upfront about the real reason they down vote the down-vote-must-comment.

Anyway, as others have said:
don't worry about the down votes (world full of wankers), if it's good enough it'll get kudos [often from the OP - but some of them are jerks too and say nothing],
... you still get that personal satisfaction you [may have] helped someone, and perhaps the next guy too searching on the same question
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