I know this guy IRL, cool dude.
Anywho, grimesc12, check out the FAQ and the Site rules as this site is different from Reddit and does have a bit of a learning curve. Once you get the hang of it, however, I think you will see how much better it is than most social platforms and how warm and welcoming the community is. Just to echo what another user already said, down votes are used SPARINGLY and I really mean that. Use the down vote to indicate that content violates posting rules, is spam, or is not relevant. Do not use the down vote to indicate dislike or disagreement.
Anywho, I hope you enjoy this place, I know I have.