This is a great story related a boxers approach to this very same situation. It cracks me up everytime.
Yea, the persistent trolls are usually living in glass houses. From what little I've seen of my troll brigade that's been the case. The typical troll is an unemployed wannabe. That's what fuels them in the first place. They hate people who have done things they wanted and in order to rationalize their own life failures they have to invent failings in other people. They don't recognize that their own failures are tied to their attitudes on life.
That said, there are truly legitimate reasons for some of these people to dislike me and what I stand for.
Q: As the owner of a company, do you feel that you have the right to just close the company for any reason you want?
A: You're goddamn right I do.
The people who sneer at my "Hank Rearden" attitude towards running a business are welcome to their view as I have nothing but contempt for them in return. Let them start up their own company and see how long they survive being a door mat. We're the oldest game studio still run by its founder left in the industry. It's not easy building a company that can stand the test of time. I welcome any of the trolls to try it. Of course, in some of their cases, it would mean getting a job.