2010-03-02 Timelessforever  HOW CAN CONTESTANTS HIDE
WHILE THEY ACCUMULATE VOTES THAN REAPPEAR IN FIRST PLACE?????????????? IT SEEMS ITS ONLY OK FOR SOME TO DOWNVOTE OTHERS HERE.............. AN EXAMPLE WAS A SWEET LADY ELENOR IN FIRST AND SECOND TILL END OF MONTH THEN DOWNVOTED TO #50 SHE WORKED HARD TO GET TO THAT POINT AND WAS VERY UNFAIRLY TREATED HERE... WATCH HOW QUICKLY I WILL BE DOWNVOTED SOON....

The reason some contestants seem to disappear is when they are in approval mode. It's not possible to accumulate votes when they're in approval, because they're not visible to anyone.
People down vote usually because they don't feel that contestant is worthy of their ranking, or sometimes they view that contestant as a threat to the ones they're supporting. Every contestant faces the same situation. I didn't understand what you were trying to get at when you said it's O.K. to down vote some, but not others, because it didn't make any sense.