I don’t have much to add to this EQ Daily post pleading with people to stop harassing DHX employees, but here’s a couple of things. First, I’m quite confident it’s a small number of people being jackasses, because it’s always a small number of people being jackasses. “Small numbers of people being jackasses” is the second-most powerful force in human history, responsible for pretty much every war, every massacre, every horrific crime, and the reason we can’t have nice things like anarchy and have to have nasty things like laws instead.
Second, the post kind of conflates the small number of jackasses harassing DHX employees with the rather larger number of people who are not happy about recent development in the show. It is entirely okay to be unhappy about Twilight becoming an alicorn (I mean, I find it silly, but Lesson Zero and all) or apprehensive about Equestria Girls. But that unhappiness has to be expressed appropriately. Want to bitch and moan on your own blog or a discussion forum? Cool–but make sure you’re bitching and moaning about the work. Even, if you like, criticize the people who make it–to share something you’ve created is to invite criticism of your skill at making it or the ideas that appear to underly it. But–and this is key!–there’s a difference between criticism, which is based on a reasoned argument that uses evidence and suggests or implies a path to improvement, and insults or harrassment. Learn the difference, and try to stay on the criticism side of the line.
Finally, the most powerful force in human history is a small number of people doing their best to oppose and heal the damage done by jackasses. If you have Twitter, maybe you could say something nice about the show or the people who make it under the #thankyouDHX tag. Tell them I sent you, if you want–I don’t have Twitter, so it’s the best I can do.