Where there are two people or more gather, there are always disagreements of various magnitude of heat. That's undesirable if expressed less than civilly but nevertheless is expected, a sad norm.
Anonymous online interactions are a particularly well suited subject to these - people don't see other people's body language, do not take into consideration the great shortcomings of a written conversation, and people tend to be bolder and less considerate, the laptop warriors.
Just because one or 2 or 3 people had a falling out with Joey wouldn't surprise me. Some people are able to have that with just about anyone. Plus envy is a strong motivator.
But if 20-30 people had a problem with him, including mods, that might warrant the generalization as expressed by Hendre (again, I suspect, it was expressed a bit carelessly). No biggie, bro, though! Just trying to clarify things for me and all.