A couple of suggestions on how to deal with the issue:
First, we could get rid of downvotes all-together. Upvotes would decide the winner, and offensive comments could be reported.
Another option would be a cap on downvotes: either you get 5-10/day, or you earn 1 for every 10 upvotes. Something like that.
Imgur is a predominantly positive place, and I'd like to see it stay that way!
Thanks for your time and consideration.
p.s. You have an engaged community who loves this site. Why not put a couple of ideas forward, each one as an individual picture in a reserved spot at the top of the gallery, and let us vote on them?... That'd be cool!
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