|Ok seriously over 2000 down votes since the beginning of the month, there needs to be something in place to make this fair, how am I ever supposed to get on top?!?!?!?!|
It's a little confusing, but you don't actually have 2000 negative votes. For example, if you have 20 positive votes and 10 negative votes, your rating is 10 and your total is 30, so you still only have 10 negative votes, not 20.
The rating still comes down to popular opinion of the judges. If most of the judges think you should be in the top 3, they'll vote accordingly and when you're in the top 10, it gets more difficult to retain that position, so the more support you're able to garner, the better chance you have.