Just like many other people who publish controversial content or strong peculiar opinions on the web, I experience derogatory or hateful ad hominem reactions from time to time. These comments mostly respond to innocuous statements, attempting to denounce my work on a perfunctory level, but are apparently targeted at my attitude on a greater scale and express general disagreement and rejection of my professional and policital positions. The comments cited below were presumably posted by one and the same person with different pseudonyms. I’m not going to take any further measures as that would mean to overrate the author’s pathetic misanthropy and vulgarism, but I nonetheless intend to raise awareness for those and similar cases. In the end, such backlash basically serves as confirmation of the impact of one’s public outreach, even where there is little coverage, and may encourage to keep up one’s efforts. #potatoesgonnapotate