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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 heavily downvoted. Philipp tried to help by improving the question and using his mod-powers to reopen the edited question. You didn't want that help and ...


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"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 share that site's goal to be a repository of specific and objective (as much as possible) questions and answers, not a place to discuss, debate, or hang out (the ...


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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 the SE Meta, but they have their place. If you've rambled on through 60+ back-and-forth comments, with no end in site, and no resolution to include into the ...


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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 out. Other commentators have said that if there is a problem with the answer, the solution is to write another answer pointing out these issues, but I disagree ...


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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 wrong" discussion and then it escalated into personal attacks (literal quotes: "Are you being deliberately obtuse", "Without it, people like you would [...]", "I ...


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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 discussion forum. You should have taken it to chat. Deleting your initial comment saying that the answer is wrong Perhaps somewhat more controversially; I ...


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I agree. I stumbled across the question last night, saw the top answer, saw that it was incorrect, flawed, but happily noticed that a user had posted a comment explaining this to the audience. The comment was firm, eloquent and succinct. What then followed was a bitter attack from those defending the answer (wrongfully). User76284 rebuffed those. ...


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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 and meta discussion. I can't recall much of it now except someone saying "where did I say 'might'", someone calling something egregious and a discussion ...


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