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I am not sure about the specifics of your ban but I also do believe the community here has at least some issues. Just a cursory glance at the meta posts shows trigger happy moderators and a downvote happy user base I can at least anecdotally confirm. I also believe the aggressive moderation is the bigger issue here - just look at the garbage fire at ...


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I am sorry to hear that you are upset about the way you are being received on the site. Just to clarify, you are not actually banned. What you are experiencing is that you are temporarily blocked from asking questions based on a number of downvoted questions that were asked over the last several months. I see that you have attempted to delete this ...


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Challenging the assumptions of a question is indeed usually an answer, not a comment. I'd consider this a generalization of Don't Do That being a valid answer. (In before "all approaches to a problem are equally valid" becomes part of the TOS...)


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I do feel that in many circumstances there exists a gap in our definition of what is a "useful" comment that should be preserved. Chatting back and forth I think we can all agree belongs in a chat room because most of it is non-relevant or it involves two or more people discussing aspects of the question or answer that could hopefully lead to an improved ...


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Speaking personally - and not directly about this case as I didn't handle any flags here or delete any comments - I don't go looking for comments to delete. I will only delete comments in response to flags, be they the automatic flags we get (too many comments, rude, etc.) or ones raised by other users. My view is that if someone has decided that a comment ...


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I enjoy this site because of the collaboration with other people. Much of that collaboration occurs in comments on questions and answers. Moderators are expected to have the following attributes: are patient and fair lead by example show respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words are open to some light but firm moderation to keep ...


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Comments are not for extended discussion or conversations, even about topics addressed in the post. Comments are for three things: requesting clarification, leaving constructive criticism, or adding minor additional information that may not be easily editable into the post. In addition, once a point has been clarified or criticisms addressed, the comment ...


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Last year we closed 2728 questions and left 4125 open. 39.8% close rate. This year we closed 4482 questions and left 3417 open. 56.7% close rate.


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I didn't delete the comments on that question, so the mod who did would have to state their reasoning, but I would have also deleted that comment. Maybe not if I was just browsing the site, but if at least one comment on the post was flagged as chatty or no longer needed, I would typically review the whole chain of comments and clean up any comments that are ...


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