You went full capitalist and made enemies along the way. Also welcome to the court of public opinion.
The situation should have been better managed which is evident. So supposedly people claimed piles or areas which had been there for months? Seriously that place looks to be a disaster. That shit should have been picked up in a timely manner. Even staging or sorting items would probably be nearly impossible. One problem with random people coming to CR is that everyone pretty much has varying and competing levels of self-interest. Some to collect, some to cash-in, some a bit of both. Without a collective goal or association between individuals this will undoubtedly create friction between people. It's always a good feeling to see others get the things they need or want while also ending up with some awesome loot. I like to think of this hoard like a rich chocolate cake. There is plenty but too much will make you sick.
Also note that vintage computer collectors already LOATHE us entirely and this only reinforces this attitude to a new level. Some won't even give me the time of day yet I also have my own collection and keyboards can be a gateway to vintage computers and terminals. I've yet to have someone contact me for a missing keyboard for some esoteric system. I know I've inadvertently taken keyboards from systems but I've literally came across so many loose boards where systems were already scrapped before I came along. I imagine the sight of seeing someone taking a pile of keyboard trophies really put some off and would be in their interest to not have that kind of competition. Oh look there is something missing from my pile that was sitting unguarded for a month. It must be that one guy. Next thing you know rumors start and the story starts to take a life all it's own.