Can you clarify what you think the "personal attacks" were in this case? Down-votes do not generate notifications if you meant those, but I'm otherwise I'm only seeing the single reply to your other CS&I topic -- which indeed should have generated a notification. This, for reference is also again an excellent example of the behaviour people are considering to be reacting overly defensively; it's not ok to react with all-caps and bad-language (for reference, that is a genuine "personal attack") directed specifically at a member who chose to politely inform you why he had down-voted you in a topic where you were enquiring about down-votes.
"Politely inform" my ass. The entire thing was one long set-up for a personal attack, claiming that me reporting an issue (which was indeed confirmed to be an issue, which of course they apparently ignored entirely) was just "whining about being downvoted." There's no other purpose to that post other than to attack me more substantially than the down arrow can. He wasn't even subtle about it.
And I'm pretty sure it's Ravyne who had a little fit with the downvotes, not Orymus3.