I've seen this a couple times now, and I'm wondering if this qualifies as moderator abuse.
Someone asks a question. Moderator drops by with a sarcastic, totally unhelpful answer like "It's called x language/tech/etc, learn it better".
A Couple people respond by calling the Mod out on being unhelpful.
Return 5 minutes later and Mod has removed all comments either by him/her as well as the people who called him out.
Now I understand that none of this was relevant to the question, and therefore doesn't belong there, but this seems like abuse to me. What is the non-mod community's recourse in this situation?
This is isolated to one or two individuals, I think overall the Mods do a fantastic job at keeping the site useful.
EDIT: I think this is one of the questions I'm talking about, but since I can't see comments etc, I can't be sure, I didn't think to bookmark it at the time.
For clarification, I'm not really interested in following up with one or two particular incidents, and I'm not looking for "punishment" or anything like that. I guess the point I'm trying to make is that so many aspects of SE have so much transparency, to me it's a huge part of what makes it work. My point is that this transparency doesn't extend to Mods and their actions, and because of that it lends itself to abuse.