The problem is that people on online fora tend to be a little touchy - and often "read-in" things that may or may not be there. What I'm saying is that there's just no way to know whether or not something untoward was intended in a(ny) forum/conference/whatever post, so, human nature being what it is, (at least some) people will assume the worst. And all it takes is one person assuming the worst - and expressing said feeling in a post - to kick off a flame war.
For example, suppose someone posts "I'm so unhappy that I didn't get one". Perfectly innocuous, I would say. But someone, somewhere will interpret that to mean that the poster felt that he deserved one and was done wrong by the system. And there we are.
Note incidentally that the poster would be right. He does (did) deserver one, every bit as much as anyone else does (did). But somehow, that little fact will get lost in the shuffle.
The above scenario is, of course, what we're all hoping doesn't happen, but I'm not so sure that it won't.
5+8 = 13 (last I checked)
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.
(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)