I quite often happen to be misjudged on my voting patterns that are exposed through my profile page.
I decided to withdraw my nomination for a moderator for 2 reasons:
after seeing other peoples achievements I came to conclusion that I am not experienced enough to be a moderator. Even though I would like to be one I wouldn't probably make a good one as of today. I wouldn't mind letting the nomination hang in there and see if I get at least one person's vote, but...
comments left under my nomination did not sound too encouraging. Peer pressure. Judged me based on the amount of downvotes I have made.
How many of you are actually aware of the actual vote count which is exposed through the votes tab, and not the summary page in your profile?
Some simple math:
1385 - x = 681, makes x = 704 deleted downvotes against 681 still standing.
The deleted downvotes do not count so why is that exposed to anyone visiting your profile and misleading people?
I realize that for the current Moderators Election the flag's count and meta participation is the main factor but you can't stop people pointing things out like the negative votes ratio.
Bad questions deserve a downvote, nearly half of those that I downvoted got deleted which should be considered a good moderation action taken! I am sure if I were more active in c# and not vba and excel where bad questions do not get closed and deleted at the same rate as c# or java my downvote ratio would go down as most of the downvoted questions would be deleted anyway.
Open your eyes people don't prematurely judge people.