Haters gotta hate, so don't count it against one's score.
I notice on posts that thumbs down count against a post, even though a vast majority of them are thumbs up. Why is that? I can understand if the post is actually deserving of a drubbing, but let us be honest, we have more than our fair share of asshats here, myself included. At the very least, there should be a requirement to have the thumbs down crew to explain shown in the post. I understand why you need to hide the identity of the asshat of course.