I don’t know you but I bet you’re a kind, respectful person to people you meet, and I bet you’re that way because you want to do good and help. What if you could do that here? You don’t win online by being the most trollish, you win by creating a culture where everyone agrees trolls aren’t cool, blocks trolls immediately while refraining from using block as a weapon. Can we make the whole internet like that? Of course not, but what about just on Medium. Just here. We can do it, enough of us want a space to just talk without trolls and Medium is relatively small, full of good people, and has great blocking tools. Please. If you don’t like it you can always go back.
“If you can’t take the heat..”
Why would you disagree with him at all if you held this philosophy? Isn’t your initial bristling reaction to him a demonstration of your own failure to “take the heat”?