I would prefer to see a little less victim-blaming here.

(I'm not sure whether you intended it as such -- but that phrase "participation in flame-bait topics" sounds like it.)

How is this victim blaming? As I interpret it the claim is that the person was probably NOT the victim of systematic downvoting but instead made a lot of comments that are counter to what people like to hear, creating the illusion of same.

9CAE_Jones6yThat was not my intention. (If it's any consolation, I participated in the same firestorm.)

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments

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If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.