What they intend to be a "safe space" almost always turns into a circle-jerk of forced consensus and ends with every member repeatedly expressing the exact same opinion to each other, no matter the topic. Since the community is founded on unconditional love and support no matter how much of a tool a person is, these communities tend to attract tools and rational and useful advice is usually a rarity.
Moderators of these groups are usually extremely militant and do not tolerate even the slightest dissenting opinion. Members of these groups are usually so hypersensitive that the moment a contrary opinion appears the entire community explodes in a total drama shitstorm.
Hugbox groups come under fire by individuals whose opinions differ from those expressed within the forum as evidenced by the two previously submitted definitions. This is the essence of the internet: there are people who have different opinions from yours, and they're never going to let you forget it.
In regards to Aspergers syndrome, the term has been used to describe online communities of individuals afflicted with the disorder by those who discriminate against them for one reason or another.
Aspie: Uh, dude, Asperger's is a completely real syndrome that can be quite a burden for those who suffer from it. Those who suffer from Asperger's have a extremely hard time trying to fit in with other people and are constantly...
Stupid NT: wah wah wah stfu loser. GTFO and go killz yourself.
Aspie: Stop being ignorant and...
Stupid NT: stop crying just becuz u cant make ne friendz fag. now go run off to your little hugbox so you can bitch and moan there... lol, we adults dont want to listen to the little baby emo faggot aspie.