I agree with this point. As consolation to your situation, I never leave negative comments but was blocked by a few. Even by those whose articles I never engaged, e.g. read or left a comment. The motive is clear. Those few criticizing my support for diversity and inclusiveness don't want me to read what they write about me. It is a one-way street. This is reality. I don't care about these type of people but respect their choice, and wish them the best. Karma and boomerang effect are real. Besides we cannot make everyone happy so we must focus what we can control. There are thousands of open minded readers with genuine interest. Childish games don’t add value to a collaborative platform.