ABOUT THE HATE COMMENTS:
I'm politically active on the most volatile issue in my country. A country which is very socially (among other aspects) intolerant of any political ideas that divert from the mainstream. I mainly use my YouTube channel to upload videos that accompany the articles I post to my blog on the issue ( http://pulsemedia.org/author/tali99/ ). For that, I get a lot of hate comments.
Some comments are downright violent, some are racist, and some are "politely" abusive. I choose not to reply to these comments, for the simple reason that they don't deserve my precious time. I also choose not to erase the comments/block or report the users, as I would like the abuse I endure, for my political views, to be exposed and documented.
If these people should ever feel ashamed, they can easily erase their hate from my board. On the miraculous occasion of a sincere apology, they will find I am more than happy to forgive.