Folks who are not strong enough to handle negative responses on message boards should NOT be participating on message boards. If you run for the ledge, because somebody funned on your "interesting" post (the responses were quite mild), you need to be in therapy...and it has nothing to do with those who posted responses.
The original post (with the blog link) is side eye-worthy. No question. Again, people think this is their living room, and everybody is going to be like Barney.