I'm not comparing Techdirt to Gearslutz. Of course there are abusive posters on both forums.
You seem to be missing the point Rack Gear was making, and i agree with. It isn't one forum is good, another is bad.
Or even one person is good and another is bad. We're just commenting on the crowd effect at Techdirt that seems to aggressively swarm when a musician sticks their head above the parapet.
I mean if you are confident with your views, and feel your views have the upper hand in society, you don't need to personally attack someone.
I must say I prefer Jules and Whitecat to Mike Masnick. I don't hate
Masnick. I don't think his opinion should be barred from the conversation. he's welcome to it. i strongly disagree with his opinion and the outlook of his Techdirt site.
When comparing myself to the commentators on this blog in question....
I don't dismiss women's views, I don't hate anyone, I don't hate tech companies, everyone is welcome to tell their story. So no, I don't think I can be compared to the posters below Erin's blog.