Believe it or not, Downvotes and negative comments make other people think that its pointless to try and read chatlogs or agree with an -10 post, even if they are right.
downvotes are good ways to keep players out of pointless threads, but it forces a hive mind, even if they feel different, they want to fit in.
or its just me.
Damn i need some coffee.
edit: -4... Ironic.