Grumpy old farts don't bother me. Even if they miss the joke, their rants add a bit of colour to the proceedings.
What I can't stand are sufferers of special snowflake syndrome who feel the need to make pointless and narcissistic posts.
<whine> 'Here have a down vote'.</whine> Really? WTF gives a toss. If you feel strongly about something, speak up; otherwise don't waste everyone's time.