Friends of EE.SE, We have a problem. Someone keeps randomly down-voting the answers of our high reputation users without giving any explanation, and this is causing quite a stir.
To alleviate this issue, I am offering the Anonymous Down-Vote Compensation Program to help ease the minds of those affected by random anonymous down-votes. Applying for down-vote relief is easy! Simply create an answer to this question with a link to your answer that has a down-vote. I will be notified of your answer, and will then give you an up-vote to compensate your vote total, no questions asked.
Please note that down-votes are very easy to cast. Over 1000 users on EE.SE can currently cast a down-vote without any additional provocation. Down-votes can even be cast accidentally through fat-fingering the mobile interface! While you may be tempted to treat an anonymous "This answer is not helpful" down-vote like professional design review criticism from a 5-member panel filled with Ph.Ds each with 40 years experience in the field; Please Stay Calm! Help is on the way! While I monitor my inbox regularly, I cannot guarantee 24/7 support. If you are interested in upgrading this service to a Platinum 24/7 Service, you may contribute $50 USD to my PayPal account.
- Q: Will this erase my downvote? A: Sadly even the Anonymous Down-Vote Compensation Program is unable to eliminate the sting of the -1. However, your net reputation will be +8, and your answer score won't sink any lower.
- Q: What happens if you (@W5VO) already up-voted my answer? A: Don't you worry about that! I personally guarantee that you will get one more up-vote than you normally would get. If I can't increase your total, then I'll get someone who can!
- Q: Who is eligible for this program? A: This is a program for high reputation users. Specifically, that is any user with a reputation over 20,000. If you don't have that much reputation, there's probably just something wrong with your answer anyways.
- Q: Why are anonymous downvotes even allowed? A: To prevent the inevitable witchhunt that happens every time someone feels wrongly targeted by a down-vote.