I'm sure it's been mentioned plenty but insulting, threatening or trying to get a rise out of strangers via Twitter is terrible, cowardly behavior. Even just engaging to start a dialogue with good intentions is probably wishful thinking at best for that medium. There's just so many thoughts you can fit into that character limit, so much can be misinterpreted, generalizations run rampant and the desire to come out on top with a concise quip overrides human decency time and time again.
I saw some really rude stuff posted yesterday, both directed at the community I've enjoyed since day 1 and those making the criticisms. Made me sad to see intelligent folks disrespect what Jeff and co. have built over the years, made me angrier seeing not so intelligent folks crawl out of the woodwork to make them feel hurt or scared for voicing their opinion. Any discussion over hiring practices to me are secondary to fans of this site acting like reasonable people on the internet, especially when someone says things you don't like hearing. Less anonymous confrontation, more backing away from the keyboard and letting it go.