To start, this is not a thread bitching about "oh so many people downvoted me, waaaaaaa." This is about these two topics.
When I left work about two hours ago, the thread had a score of about +12. I came back ten minutes ago and it's at -9.
So either one of two things happened:
1. 21 LED fanatics logged in within this short amount of time
2. Vote bots might not be such a far-fetched concept.