I don't know who 'everyone else' is, but I'm mostly agreeing with ZeroiaSD (and don't see what's so hard to understand). There's no such thing as 'excessive criticism'. There's criticism and then there's harassment or other things that fall into problematic territories. Like bullying. You're saying that excessive criticism can have an effect on creative media similar to censorship, because creators are made to feel they need to change their output. That's not entirely what censorship means, but let's say it is and move on: If a tabloid spreading homophobia changes their output after receiving threatening letters, then they would have been harassed into self-censorship. This is problematic and helps no one. If same tabloid changes their output because through discussions with special interest groups (who may be the vocal minority) they thought about it and decided they were wrong, then there's nothing to see here. Somewhere between the two is a line. Defining that line on social media isn't simple; the law is struggling with it - we're not going to solve it now. We know that in the particular situation that started this discussion something wasn't right or a human being who'd frequently expressed how much they cherished interacting with fans wouldn't have felt the need to cut all communication. In a different scenario, same person said 'I see what you mean, I'll handle it differently next time' (Nautica's spark type). And so they did, because they wanted to, not because they were forced into it. Personally, I would rather err on the side of letting people say too much than shut them down (which is why I'm leaning towards ZeroiaSD's position). Many people on these forums use the block feature. I don't, because I don't like sterile narratives. I want to see what people are ACTUALLY saying, not what I think they should be saying. Definitely more than one person and more than once. Also terms like 'crusaders' and 'tumblerinas' and so on and so on. You know, the swiping generalisations folks use to shut down discussion.