@Greg: "Reagle removed that comment from his blog."
There is a term of art on the Internet that is used quite a bit in Wikiculture. The term is "balete" which is a combination of "ban and delete."
It's a remarkably common practice to "balete" negative comments, even when they are sincerely offered in good faith. It's difficult to make constructive criticisms without occasionally being misperceived as a "mean-spirited troll" who is hell-bent on getting some "lulz" by baiting someone with snarky remarks.
Nor does a touch of humor seem to be of much help in taking the edge off of negative feedback.
In other words, it is far more common to assume bad faith than to assume good faith, and far more common to assume malicious intent when criticism comes across as harsher than it needs to be to nudge someone in the direction of improving the quality of their work.
@Reagle: "I am focusing on Wikipedia as an exemplar; not on mean spirited trolls."
I frankly don't know how one objectively adjudges the character of a critic, so as to classify them as a "mean spirited troll" rather than as a sincere critic who could perhaps use an upgrade in their level of tact and etiquette.
I have found that even when I was conscientiously doing my best to be tactful and diplomatic, I was rudely characterized as a "jackass" and summarily "baleted" from WMF-sponsored sites. [Reference: http://hardnews1.ansci.usu.edu/~bkort/Med
The experience sent me to the history books to study up on Bills of Attainder -- a long forgotten relic of political history. The modern practice of "baleting" one's critics in cyberspace venues corresponds to a "Fatwah" or "Pogrom" or "Bill of Attainder" in conventional political systems. [Reference: http://knol.google.com/k/barry-kort/the-g
Article I of the US Constitution expressly prohibits Bills of Attainder. The Founders excluded Bills of Attainder because they are a corrosive and corrupting tool of governance that sinks any regime foolish enough to employ them.
Joseph, I appreciate that stinging criticisms of one's scholarship can be hard to accept. But if your work is to advance the Bohmian dialogue, we need to tame this beast, not balete it.