@craigmaloney @mulander I'm glad it (appears to at least) seems that I'm wrong and that the person who was frustrated and quit in that forum post just also happens to be named Brian. Because otherwise, it places me in some perverse power over their project that I really don't want. I want them to just move on.
But there is such a thing as bad publicity.
"This is a bad movie" is not bad publicity. It lets people know the film exists, and someone will hear the description and think it's great.
"This person is an ass, and here's the public record on being an ass" is bad publicity.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.