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Vi Hart’s Guide to Comments – YouTube
The thing I really like about this “How to Deal with Haters” video is that she never says “haters”; Vi treats these critics with the dignity that they are denying the folks they criticize, and that is both classy as hell and tremendously valuable in terms of personal growth and the path toward compassion. You can do a lot worse than being more like Vi Hart in this regard. Watch. Listen:

(See also this four-point “How to compose a successful critical commentary”; been meditating on this quite a bit lately)