I posted an answer that was informative, albeit formatted jokingly (be it in bad taste or not), and while I understand 'we don't have fun here', or something like that, I was under the impression that fun was tolerable to an extent.
The post didn't last long enough for me complete my ongoing edit, in true totalitarian fashion it didn't last long at all, now left forlorn in deletion. I don't see any way to approach this from the post itself, and will admit I'm not familiar with the procedure of reinstating an answer deleted by a moderator - so here I am, wondering if and how I can do so?
On the other hand, it would also be nice to be able to understand who can have fun and who can't, i.e which SO social classes can get away with it, or any such criteria used. My post wasn't offensive or against any rules (to my knowledge), it was rather tongue in cheek, was being edited to elaborate with more content and the joke would have been edited out reasonably quickly by myself (I'm not really one to intentionally make a post anything that it shouldn't be.)
The deleted post can be found here, obviously you'll notice the
t prefixes on words of the first sentence, this was in jest to all the
t prefixes in the sample code - not really funny at time time, let alone in hindsight, but I just did it, and would have come around to my senses in a couple of minutes or so.
What is slightly frustrating, and perhaps the only thing that actually drew me here to post, was that the comment added didn't explicitly tell me why, but rather hypocritically took the approach of mocking me with prefixes of
t on each word, and an inaccurate assumption (which I can actually see as a joke by that person) of why my posts ended up in that format... they seemed to miss the point that mine was, in fact, a joke. Lastly, the post was one single line, but yet informative with two very relevant links (i.e. good content) which could have been edited correctly in a matter of seconds. I've seen worse 'serious' answers, in fact, I do daily, and they go nowhere - often times people put the effort in to edit them if needs be. A simple comment by such a 'responsible' member would have no doubt urged to see the light sooner, had I not already.
I can pretty much think ahead before posting this that nobody will necessarily disagree with the action taken (at least not onymously) but I am interested in thoughts, and obviously answers to my question, and preferably (though not really pressing, I'm not too concerned about a single answer and believe more is at stake than it) my answer reinstated. I participate quite actively throughout the network, and it is pretty discomforting, and perplexing when seemingly double standards are applied with overzealous moderation.