I really don't take "down votes" personally but do try to use them to learn how I can improve. I'm relatively new here and want to give back a bit to other new members when I can help answer a question.
I was a little surprised to see that my accepted answer was down-voted, here:
No comment, no offer of an alternative answer, just down-voted. Which gives me no opportunity to learn to improve how I can answer questions. Now I'm thinking that my answer might have been wrong or incomplete - so the person who asked the question is at risk.
or, maybe someone was just cranky?