;; The sample I'm referring to is this answer.
First of all, why is there no reason provided for a deletion?
Second, isn't -100 penalty for a deletion on the answerer too excessive?
Third, isn't SO getting "too sensitive" in general?
Well, you do start off:
Additionally, the answer doesn't actually seem to contain anything helpful or relevant to the question; so it isn't even mitigated by valuable content (in which case I would hope someone would just edit out the diatribe).
So I'm guessing the reason is that multiple people flagged it as "Offensive, Abusive or Hate Speech". The only other reason for "Community" to delete it is "Spam", and it isn't spam.
Re getting "too sensitive" - no, I think it is about right. We expect civility. It would perhaps have been wiser to rephrase your answer (when you saw it being received negatively) to be a little less... obnoxious.
Re "too excessive" - no, not really. It is designed to be a small sting, which it is. You've taken notice! Great! It worked exactly to design.
In the general case (I'm not talking about you specifically here), if such is part of a pattern of abusive behaviour, then I would expect the ♦ moderators to step in at some point, recommending a change of approach/attitude re the site.
Your answer was deleted because 6 people thought it was offensive, abusive, hate speech or just spam.
No. People thought you were a jerk. That's why you earned a nice -100 rep.
6 closes and 9 downvotes, that's a total of 15 people who thought your answer was just plain bad. I can't read the answer but I'm going to err on the side of safety and say no, it isn't. From thine FAQ:
I'd like to digress for a minute and take note of the text you have opted to put in your profile OTC...
Now, maybe it's just me, but you seem to be glorying in rubbing people the wrong way. I can't say I'm the least bit surprised that people are not responding positively.
You've been with us for three months (two when you wrote the answer we are discussing); that's time enough to get a feel for the culture of this place, and for most people that culture is "nice and helpful". Your answer was not nice; it might have been helpful for users that happened to have
You seem to like to tweak people. Well, now you're learned what provisions are in place for when you really succeed.
After reading the whole discussion in the comments, I cannot but wonder whether
For what it's worth, the public at SO is rather civilized, and in general passed the teenage years already. This has implications for what is considered acceptable behaviour. For one, the way some kids talk to their highschool friends is frowned upon on this site. It might be acceptable on some fora and websites like 4Chan, but this isn't 4Chan. This is SO, and if you don't like it, nobody obliges you to participate. But if you participate, you play it by the SO-rules.