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Am I at fault? I think you are at fault (to be clear: I really cannot tell if you're the only one at fault). Keep reading to know my reasons. A fault which justified a suspension with no warning, and to not suspend someone who has harassed other users? This I cannot tell without seeing all the deleted comments. My reasoning is based on the one you ...


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It may not be "fair" to lock comments, but the question is entirely off topic for this site and the comments were not doing anything to change that. If the comments had been "you can edit your question to be on topic" or "try this other site where your question may be on topic" then fine, but they were not. The comments were ...


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I for one don't think you deserved a suspension. Your only real mistake is the threat to flag someone else's comments instead of disengaging, which transforms an argument about the technical topic into an argument about someone else's manners; essentially that's an ad hominem. However, I can see where that comment came from after you were told to "stop&...


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. I noticed the "cleanup", repeated the SysRq comment (numbered 1 below), because there is nothing wrong with it, and fearing the follow-up would be deleted too, So you're aware a comment clean up happened and felt you know better. I have flagged your comment and I'll keep posting my warning. The question is about a Mac, but that does not give ...


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I believe the issue here is not whether or not the comments were appropriate or not, but rather the speed at which the actions were taken. I really think the timing is the issue here. But first, this… “This user (Mokubai) should be banned in my opinion.” I might have sympathy towards your point of view, but if you truly believe that someone should be ...


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Based on the information provided, you are at fault. Suspension is justified here for you to cool off in a period of time, before engaging in community again. Not giving warning is a prerogative of a mod when they feel the need to immediate de-escalation. Everyone else has explained quite exhaustively, but I'm offering another alternative next time you feel ...


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people have to make a half-judgement based on what they can't see and making a proper account of the facts is very difficult if not impossible. The only people who had to make a judgement are members of the SuperUser moderation team. The original question was about MacOs not Linux Your comments were all about Linux and were irrelevant to the the original ...


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Can they: Yes. Should they: No. Comments are, by their very nature, ephemeral. Once they have served their useful purpose they can be deleted at any time. If any valid but long-winded academic discussion takes place over many comments, then often a moderator will move them aside into a dedicated chat room, where the thread can be continued without disturbing ...


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So, as this morning found I this question on the side bar in the Meta hot list - it seems not only was I hounded in comments, I'm now being hounded, after the OP returns from a ban to cool off, in meta. Rather than flagging, I'm going to voice my opinion of this as a direct answer. No-one except moderators can see the entire thread [not even me, of course]. ...


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Your feature request makes sense, and it has already been proposed on Meta Stack Exchange: Allow bounty owners to comment on questions they've placed a bounty on, even if they have less than 50 reputation. It has been put on status-review May this year, so perhaps it could be resolved soon.


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