The internet is full of hecklers who think they are providing valuable criticism when really they are just being a painful nuisance.
Chances are that you clicked on this writing from a social media post. Let us call that post the stage. I am the performer. This writing is my performance. You are the audience. Also, the show is free.
If this were an actual stage there would be audience members who did not care much for the performance or the performer. If someone came to the stage and started judging my act in the same space it was happening, we would call that person a heckler. And nobody likes a heckler for obvious reasons. They violate the performance and performer, and sully the stage.
Another person might not like the performance and decide to pay close attention and take some notes to fully understand why they did not like it. After they left the show they might spend some time writing up a criticism. That is how legitimate criticism is done. Most performers do not care much for critics, but they understand their role in culture, and begrudgingly respect the trade.
Now let us say that you write criticism on the internet. After getting heckled in the same ways over and over you turn your criticism at the contents of the heckler scripts. Now you are in a situation in which you are to be heckled by the hecklers over your criticism of their heckling. Finally you have to write a criticism of heckling in general that explains to the hecklers that they are not critics; they are hecklers. That is the fucked up mess you are reading right now. And there is a good chance that I will have to write yet another piece to explain this in even more detail…ad infinitum.
Just because something is possible, does not mean it is good. This is the pitfall of the internet.
Comments sections have made opinion-sharing a normal part of online culture. Yet more often than not the opinions and feedback are petty, negative heckling with no merit whatsoever. They are born and exist only to validate the ego of the heckler. They do not improve content, help creators or make any lasting social impact. They just create a roaring blaze of ill will and bad faith that ends when everybody has hardened their hearts completely. That is not a good place to go, but that is exactly where we are heading.
If you do not like this writing (or any other by any author) then contact me privately with your concerns or do the due diligence and go create a legitimate written criticism. On your own time. Not during the performance and not on my stage.
And remember, you paid me nothing at all to read this. You have done nothing to earn my respect. You do not know me and I do not owe you anything. You are not entitled to be an asshole just because I put my work in the public domain. I mean, you totally can, but really take a hard look at what that makes you. It makes you a heckler. Since nobody likes a heckler this can only end when we all hate each other. STOP!
[Place platitudes of kindness and encouragement here.]