Thanks for sharing your experience, Sam. I’ve not experienced a hater on Medium yet, still too new I guess, but I have blocked a couple of people on Facebook who were incapable of civil discourse while taking extreme and hateful positions unsupportable with facts or personal experience. It became clear I was wasting my time and emotional energy. My perception so far has been that Medium has more civil denizens, but I suppose I’ve just not yet written anything sufficiently controversial or I’m just not reaching a very broad audience yet. Keep writing — you are hitting the mark!