Is it time to require explanations for comment removals???
Have you had a comment with multiple positive votes deleted?? Yes??
Did you know why?? No??
Do you want to know who and why???????
@hobbitss: I think you might have a touch of the crazies, they (the mods) have answered your question, but you refuse to accept the answer.
The example you gave added nothing useful, I'm not sure how you think "oh the deal of the day" would help anyone decide to buy or not, had you said "oh this is a great deal it's $5 more at (insert name here) then tagged on your cora comment it might have stayed. Have a great day, mods delete this if you want... ;)read more collapse
@hobbitss: No, I can figure out PO'd but at first glance I thought you meant "pooed." I will admit being as thick as a pudding about the "cora" reference and always got a chuckle out of Matthew's "Mom?" comments. In fact, I began to miss them when he stopped.
I agree with @thunderthighs that while it would be nice to know why you've modded, it would be very time consuming. I've had relatively harmless comments modded into space as they didn't seem to fit the flow of the thread, but comments that followed & echoed my sentiments were allowed to remain. Most aggravating. Perhaps mods changed in mid-stream.
Comments like "your deal sucks" or "you're a 'tard" maybe should be disappeared. Comments that simply disagree with an opinion or a policy should be allowed even if the pointy sticks come out. Healthy arguing is good. It gets the blood up and sometimes even produces productive changes.read more collapse
@inkycatz: You're sweet, and you mean well, and I stick by every single word I just said.
Rules should also be for everyone, applied equitably.
Gah. My stomach hurts.
[Edit] I'll also point out that the people who are downvoting this question really need to think about whether everyone gets to have their say, or only some people. It's already made Popular, you're too late for that, so why do it? I can see voting down questions that are just posted to be goofy, but this is as much about the site as any other #meta question, and deserves its day in the sun, just as much.
[Edit again] I should also add that, while I do think the deletions and editing are not applied evenly, I would not want the chilling effect of seeing staff have to justify or explain it. I disagree with the solutions proposed by @hobbitss, but support strongly his right to speak about them.read more collapse
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