From the comments on this question, is it okay for one to downvote a question in order to compensate for apparently too many upvotes? This seems like an abuse of the voting system. This is what I wrote as a comment to the question:
The score of a post is not meant to be compared to that of other posts. It is an indication of how useful the community finds a post. A vote is not intended to be used to compensate for an opposite vote. A downvote is meant to indicate that there is a problem with the post, not to compensate for heavy upvoting.
This doesn't appear to be the intended purpose of the voting system. How should this be handled?