Squaring The Hazer with the haters

I think The Hazer has officially retired.

Yesterday some random mouth-breather commented on my Squaring Conficius with Memento mori post over on Facebook. He said something absurd like, “Stop shilling for the CCP.”

Of course, nothing I said in that piece had ANYTHING to do with politics.

Just another confused and ignorant, self-ascribed “patriot.” Whatever.

There was a time when I was known for burning haters like this to the ground online.

They called me “The Hazer.” And they called me when mouthy illiterates started running their mouths on the forum. It was fun. But it was a clear waste of time.

For every good guy who caught on we were just playing with them, reminding them to be humble when joining a new community, there were half a dozen others who either walked away or were banned when I got tired of playing with them.

A lot of good came from the Hazer, but I think more good could have come if management had simply hung a sign on the edge of digital town saying something to the effect of, “Show us you respect our community and our members and we will show you respect. Honor us with meaningful contributions and you will be repaid tenfold. But run your mouth like an entitled jackass and we’ll just ban you like the rest of the sad, unimportant strokes that don’t matter.”

I’ve limited these daily updates to friends when they hit Facebook now.

I’m done trying to argue with stupid.

I just block and move on.

No time for haters.

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