It seems there are monetary benefits on upvoting posts and only negative effects on downvoting. Have I misunderstood something?
If I understand correctly, the "value" of a post is based on the net positive votes the post gets. And the voters are the curators who get their share of the value. This is based partly on this story here: https://steemit.com/steem/@dantheman/how-to-interpret-steemits-post-valuations
So why would anyone interested in their steem dollars ever downvote any post?
I am sure everyone can see the potential problems for steemit if this is true.