Doubtless due to the flavor of views expressed.
Or maybe because I've never paid to boost anything.
And then I realized, as with TFA, that attaining the notoriety of the BigNames wasn't worth the hassle, and for this reason not cited in the article:
As we lurch toward a "social credit" system, 20 years of stupid gags from Slashdot to Twitter to HN will only be so much rope to hang me.
Best focus on having fun until that day the fun has me.