It sounds like you've created a few threads that didn't go over well lol.
Actually the off season is rather tame compared to the regular season, in regards to people berating one another. If someone is that delicate of a flower that they need universal praise for their thread, the internet isn't for them.
It seems like you are completely missing my point and the personal shot is amusing. Topic creators don't need praise. My point is if you dislike a topic then simply don't post in it. you are making it more active and increasing the chances that it stays on the front page. saying "lol this topic sucks" does nothing for you, the TC, or the community.