I just came here to call you a douchebag.
Heath Houston

Dude, I skimmed through the entire conversation to find what set off this particular excerpt of political correctness- and let me just say this:

Holy fucking shit, you guys overreacted to this.

I mean, the fact that you not only legitimately delved into 1) Extensive, Wikipedia based research, and 2) Full-fledged essay writing, to attempt to shut down a fucking troll really lets me know 2 things:

  1. There’s massive amounts of time to be wasted.
  2. Defending damsels in distress on Medium is most definitely a way to try and score some physical engagement, and I should try it out sometime.

But, seriously. You realize the more thought and effort you put into playing prince charming and shutting this troll down, the more power you give him- and hence, the better equipped he is to poise himself as the winner of this game that he created.

Frankly, I admire the way he’s played both of you guys, and am sorry to admit that he emerged the automatic winner the second you posted a 3 page essay.

Tip for next time: Troll the troll, and/or just fucking ignore it.