One of the problems with Medium is that it’s an unholy mix of a social network and a group literary blog. As a literary blog it does OK (not great, but OK).
As a social network it pretty much fails. Following a flame war like this one is really difficult (perhaps Medium considers this a feature, not a bug). In order to understand what you’re reacting to, Thin Man, I had to go back five or six posts in the chain. This would not have been necessary with threaded discussions. I could have seen the argument all in one place, in all of it’s glory.
Having read the exchange, my only comment on it, Thin Man, is that you’re having a battle of wits with an unarmed man.