I saw that discussion, and it seemed a little bit testy/snappish - apropos to the "Be Nice" policy. Honestly, both of you are high reppers, and when you've been around on a platform for awhile, you ought to get a feel of the people around you. For a fellow high-repper like you, I'd pause and ask myself I know this person, they're no moron, they must mean something by that. What might it be? Maybe I'm missing something. It makes matters worse that in fact, you were.
I wasn't the only person who thought you were testy, as a third party gave your salt right back to you.
I also hope you know that we have a very gentle community standard, where the regulars are VERY slow to downvote. I for one don't do it unless somebody's giving advice that'll get people hurt. People sometimes arrive and don't realize this, and give us StackOverflow style feedback; we try to gently correct them. When a person is intractable with the hair-trigger downvotes, some of us will mirror that policy right back at them. So if you are getting a lot of downvotes, maybe you're giving them.
But do keep in mind that every one of us is a personality, including you. So you have to give people space to be who they are, without taking things too personally or invading their space with your own stuff. And especially, don't get in negative feedback loops of your uniqueness vs theirs. It's a bit of a dance. And sometimes you just have to get used to people. And them to you.