It will hopefully also wake up the users who usally are too lazy to give positive feedback. If a developer only reads the negative/ useless 'feedback' in the troll controlled comment areas on sites like amiganews.de it's for sure not very motivating in the long run. I don't know how large the amount of positive/ useful/ constructive feedback (in form of emails, comments, etc.) is which platon42 recieves, but it looks like it was maybe not large enough to overrule the an.de comments trash talk.
My experience is that he ignores feedback. So I don't care, and never contacted him again.