There's a lot of kids around that do silly things to try and impress or get in with the in crowd, or to discredit people they're jealous of, you don't have to *do* anything to attract their attention. Forum (and website) hate has been a thing forever and it's nowhere near as bad now as it used to be. It's all a bit tedious really, especially after 15 odd years of it.

Shit happens, let's move on.