I keep seeing things lately that remind me of fandom's fine case of "you only feel that way because you're pathetic and weak" mentality. It's nothing new--"You're only demanding warnings/ratings because you're too easily upset" has been done at least three times before on LJ that I can think of, and I remember it once back in mailing list days, too, and I've lost count of the times we've done "If you weren't such a coward/sad little girl, you wouldn't feel bad about/try to stop your fic from getting MSTied/mocked/'critically analyzed'/run over by a bulldozer and set on fire"--but it seems to slowly escalate with each reiteration, and this
time it's unusually strident. I look forward to the "eChicken" application that is being developed so these arguments can end as they properly should, with the one side clucking derisively at the other.
(You know, come to think of it, I remember a version of this argument back in my message board RP days, and when the entire group decided that warnings were good and necessary, one of the players started all of his posts ever after with something like "WARNING: innocent birds are killed, stripped of their protective plumage, impaled on two sticks and placed over a fire, then dismembered and savagely consumed. Souls sensitive to such desecration need not apply." Every. Post.
Since he was the one whose RP post prompted the argument in the first place, I believe there's another school days term for this: Sore Loser.)
As for the other unique points of this go-round, I'm not sure I even want to touch on that; I'm not in the mood for yet more "my minority is more valid than your minority" wank.
(Confused about what I'm talking about? Go here
. Warning: May Induce Rage)