My point remains the same. There are many innocuous threads that have downvotes, ask an innocent question get downvotes, post a location specific deal get downvotes from people who live elsewhere or ideologically oppose the deals (thats crazy), and yet again downvotes are anonymous, so you can troll anonymously. Just because some of the worst offenders are banned does not fix the bad concept. Most fly under the radar because they are not the most egregious yet downvotes are almost a given in most if not all threads
It goes to prove my point about responsible people not needing rules, your whining about your inability to downvote, i purposely don't downvote anybody for any reason.