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So I was answering this question:

How to convert a child class into a parent class for saving in NHibernate?

someone else answered it. I wanted to clarify something. He wasn't getting it, I felt anyway so I edited his question to explain. He's taken extreme offense to this and even edited my answer so it was incorrect.

what should I do? I'm prob just going to ignore him but it is a bit annoying. I was genuinely trying to help!

So here is a timeline:

  1. He answered
  2. He was downvoted, by someone else
  3. I commented on something
  4. He took this as me downvoting his answer and got upset
  5. I said it wasn't me and tried toe explain my point
  6. in an attempt to explain my point I edited his post (wrongly I now understand)
  7. He got very upset
  8. downvoted my post
  9. edited my post
  10. commented on my post
  11. I rolled the edit back
  12. He edited it again

So this isn't malicious?!

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Rollback the edits. If they keep editing you, flag your post for diamond attention and explain in other. – Emrakul Apr 23 '13 at 16:18
diamond attention? – Liam Apr 23 '13 at 16:21
@Liam - Moderators have a diamond (♦) next to their name. – j08691 Apr 23 '13 at 16:21
When you flag, there will be an option that says it needs ♦ moderator attention. Then, at the bottom is a box called other. Fill in your info there. – Emrakul Apr 23 '13 at 16:23
Cool, thanks guys! – Liam Apr 23 '13 at 16:23
See the link under your answer titled "Flag"? Yeah, that is what we're talking about. – Cole Johnson Apr 23 '13 at 16:24
No need, I've locked the answer temporarily so I can investigate. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 23 '13 at 16:25
Note that you also did the same thing to his post. That's not acceptable, which is why I rolled that edit back. – Servy Apr 23 '13 at 16:25
@Liam What makes you think he's being malicious and not sincerely trying to improve your answer? To be honest, when I read your answer I felt that most of the content that user removed in his edit didn't really need to be there; it wasn't really helpful in my mind. I wouldn't have deleted it myself as that's not what edits are for, but I can certainly see how someone would think that the post is better without that content. It seems like an invalid edit made with good intentions, not vandalism. – Servy Apr 23 '13 at 16:31
@Servy Come on! Pull the other one! There is no way that he was trying to improve the answer, so the sarcastic comments were helpful too?! – Liam Apr 23 '13 at 16:35
@Servy, Perhaps the first edit could be construed as an attempt at helpful editing, but the second after the roll-back was unnecessary. – staticbeast Apr 23 '13 at 16:37
@Liam So why can't you assume the other person was doing the same thing? You both made exactly the same mistake, and you can see how you were able to do so with positive intentions, and yet you can't seem to fathom how someone else, who did the exact same thing could possibly have done so with good intentions. – Servy Apr 23 '13 at 16:43
@Servy, Okay, I see your point now. I'll concede that with no visible comment trail or other evidence, it could easily just be a case of edits the user thought were helpful and a lack of experience with our particular edit culture. Either way, Liam, the reaction is the same: If you don't like an edit, roll-back, if it happens again, malicious or not, roll-back + flag. – staticbeast Apr 23 '13 at 16:46
@Liam You were both saying mildly inappropriate things in comments, which is why the comment thread under your answer has been wiped. It seems clear to me that you both acted with good intentions, and you both (falsely) interpreted the other person's actions as malicious and mean, and the matter escalated (from both of you). When such things happen, as has been said, you should flag for a mod's attention. They exist precisely to handle these types of situations, to stop the escalation, and help resolve the matter to the satisfaction of all those involved. – Servy Apr 23 '13 at 16:48
Do I still need to post an answer at this point? It seems the comments have pretty much everything hashed out by now. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 23 '13 at 16:57

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