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Moderator Philipp selectively deleting on-topic comments on answer

You and another user had an extended discussion of about 30 comments. This goes far beyond what is or should be on-topic or allowed. A lot of those were nitpicks, borderline insults, misunderstandings ...
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I'm stepping down as a moderator of Politics.SE

Thank you for your service as a moderator. I've been impressed by your impartial decision making and discretion in using the minimum disruption necessary to keep things civil, informative, and on-...
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Moderator Philipp selectively deleting on-topic comments on answer

What I deleted was a comment chain of 60(!) comments posted over a timeframe of just 2(!) hours. It was a back and forth which didn't really go anywhere. First it was a "you are wrong - no you are ...
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I'm stepping down as a moderator of Politics.SE

I can’t tell whether to upvote or downvote, so I will instead thank you for what you did while you were here, and be annoyed with the new CEO.
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Should moderators on the politics stackexchange be allowed to mark questions as "off topic"?

It depends on what you mean by "did not like". The moderators did not like this question on the main site because it was off-topic for that site. It is on-topic here. Moderators "do not ...
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Lack of moderator patience and deleting critical comments

It is important to close questions quickly, because otherwise they attract the kind of answers we don't want to have on this website. Why it was the right decision to to close this question quickly ...
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Why was my question locked, instead of deleted?

When you contribute to Stackexchange, the content you post isn't only your content anymore. It becomes the content of the whole stackexchange community. Our goal is to collect good questions and ...
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Moderator Philipp selectively deleting on-topic comments on answer

I don't see that he did anything inappropriate here. To review: Deleting the chain of comments discussing the answer That's obviously the right thing to do; as he pointed out to you, this is not a ...
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@Philipp moderator seems to be into showing his attitude a bit too much. Am I missing something?

1) I would tend to agree with you that the question was fine, but so were Philipps actions. The community obviously disagreed about the question being fine, 5 members closed the question and it was ...
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Moderator Philipp selectively deleting on-topic comments on answer

I am in two minds here - I agree with @Philipp that the comment chain should have been deleted, but at the same time I appreciate the need for the supposed erroneous claims in the answer to be pointed ...
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Question disappeared from the Front Page

Any question that is downvoted to -4 or worse is automatically hidden from the front page, with the assumption being that the question is low-quality and therefore should be hidden. This is an ...
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Why was my question locked, instead of deleted?

So, the reason the post was locked was given in a comment ("vandalistic editing"), and the edit in question was revision 7 (I'm not going to link to it because you didn't link to it and I'll respect ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

Hot Network Questions attract bad answers and bad comments, especially when they're about partisan current events like this one. While that question has one great answer and a few good answers (all of ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

When I happened upon the question, I noticed that the later answers were both opinionated and unsupported. There were also more than a handful overly chatty comments. A troubling pattern, and one that ...
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Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

Images can be a powerful tool to make an answer more useful. A good picture can say more than a thousand words. But only if used correctly. Images which don't add useful information can be extremely ...
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@Philipp moderator seems to be into showing his attitude a bit too much. Am I missing something?

"comment sections are not a place for debates" That is correct. If you want to debate, go to reddit or a forum. The StackExchange sites (of which this is one) are descended from StackOverflow and ...
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7 votes

Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion?

Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion? Yes. I don't think it matters who closes a question, what matters is that off-topic questions get closed. ...
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Why are moderators making political judgements?

Only one of your answers was deleted by a moderator, the one you linked in your question here. The reason for the deletion was given in a comment by the moderator who deleted it, it said: This does ...
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5 votes

Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion?

I don't see this closure as particularly controversial. The question has problems from 3 different angles: it asks multiple questions it self-answers some of those in the Q itself, so a degree of &...
the gods from engineering's user avatar
5 votes

Are questions arbitrarily closed as off-topic?

My first action yesterday was to vote to close, and then vote to delete, a question discrediting Russia. My comment on closure started out: You really really need to learn how to write a non-pushy ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
5 votes

Should moderators on the politics stackexchange be allowed to mark questions as "off topic"?

Is it condusive or constructive for moderators to act on their personal opinions [..]? Definitely a yes. Moderators are one of the most trusted members of this community. By electing them, we give ...
NoDataDumpNoContribution's user avatar
5 votes

Comment deletion policy should be changed significantly

Comments aren't meant to contain primary content on stackexchange. They're intended to be used to improve the answers themselves. politics.SE seems to me to have a lot more discussion/answering/...
5 votes

Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

Yes, on Stack Exchange, we hate fun. It's been this way since the early days.
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5 votes

False claims of genocide cannot be denied?

The issue with that paragraph as well as other statements you've made on the subject in previous posts and comments is that they are sugarcoating the situation in Xinjiang. By sugarcoating I mean that ...
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Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

Discussing politics is already hard enough without adding juvenile attempts at humour to the mix. The image added nothing of value to your answer. If anything, it was an unnecessary distraction to ...
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Are questions arbitrarily closed as off-topic?

It might help to understand how closure works when done by the community. We have a limited number of choices when it comes to closing questions that are not a good match for this site. One of those ...
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Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion?

Ever since this war started we've had a number of questions about negative subjective attributes of either Putin or his government. Basically, "is Putin a bad guy?". With the expectation ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Why was this flag declined?

It does provide an answer to the question even if you may consider a a poor answer. It points out that a hand count is slower than a computer recount and gives Trump more time to maneuver while it is ...
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Why was this flag declined?

I think in this situation you are better off to downvote if you disagree with the usefulness of the answer, rather than flagging it as not-an-answer. In turn, people who disagree with you can upvote. ...
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Moderator Philipp selectively deleting on-topic comments on answer

Just because comments are 'on-topic' doesn't mean they shouldn't be deleted for any variety of good reasons. I'm a big champion of the importance of comments, as can been seen in my posting history on ...
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