(I'm not a moderator, just so it's clear)
You forgot to mention that you were the user being downvoted. That's pertinent information.
You also forgot to link to the thread in question: AI Creation
I didnt mention it because that kind of thing just encourages certain people to do that behavior (that it matters to me and thus 'they got me' )
whereas Im more interested in how systems work or dont work (and what solutions might exist)
I could care less about MY rating in a system that is so easily abused (the old system I expressed opinions in the 'lounge' once and watched some petty people (a clique actually, who have problems when other people express ideas different from their own) there drive down my rating alot --wasnt even a technical discussion having to do with games (but there is no way to seperate ratings there from the game related topics - short of a seperate rating system for each forum and even then some obsessed nitwit could trace and down your user elsewhere - unless you had a different identity that wasnt linked)
SO after that and some talk to a mod where he just said he stays away from the 'lounge' and the type of people who have mental issues there -- I simply discounted the whole rating system as irrelevant.