With all due respect, and there is much respect here from me to you Derrel, but I personally think anything beyond the fact that it's just a red X that say's someone disagrees, is simply personal interpretation. I think that if someone is having a hard time with receiving a "disagree" vote, it may be a sign that this person might want to work on how they take that "disagree", rather than faulting other's for one's own personal interpretation of it. I've received plenty of those red X's during my time here, some more petty than others (some from you, in the exact fashion that is causing so much upset here), but it's just not something worth expending enough energy to be upset about it, or to consider removing from the site because some of the members interpret it way too personally. As well, if we're to assume that this issue is being brought up due to the disagree function being used in this contest thread that you posted a screenshot of your notifications from (Black & White Challenge: candid photography), I think it could easily be assumed that the creator of the contest was only using the disagree function in order to both express their opinion and also not spam their own contest thread with an argument, and that seems more than reasonable to me. Making an entirely new post in the thread in order to bring light to the fact that someone doesn't like being disagreed with is the more concerning aspect of this, or another post where someone took it way too personally that their image didn't meet the requirements of the contest creator so they decided to make it known that they wouldn't be participating, rather than saying "Ok cool, let me try something that fits with the contest organizer's requirements". Instead this person was snarky about it, and then came here to complain about how they think the red X is snarky.