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I asked this question and a user was rude to me in a comment and in an answer. Even though I can't downvote, that answer got -5 and it was automatically deleted. I want to complain about that user. How can I do that?

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    You don't post here. You flag the comments. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:18
  • i flag, and it seems many also flags so stackoverflow delete that comments and that answer – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:19
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    So, what's the problem? What would complaining add, except make you feel better? – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:20
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    If the user is abusive, repeatedly, they will be dealt with. One occurrence is not enough. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:21
  • he hurts me a lot, i am asking if stackoverflow punish those people – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:21
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    That's now how it works. And you need to grow a thicker skin if you are going to post on the Internet - not all people are nice and you need to learn to live with it (anonymity makes some people not care about civility). Like I said, a single incident is not normally enough. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:23
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    Just to say that most people who read the posts (including the deleted one) will not see someone being overly rude. He is expressing an opinion, strongly and is disagreeing with you - and you know? That's OK. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:25
  • @Oded he deleted the bad words, really, he said shame on me to not follow his answer, then he delete it in comment, he said also bad words in the answer but he edit the question, now you will not see the deleted bad words – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:29
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    Since when is "shame on you" rude? It is an opinion and he actually said "shame you don't...". As for me not seeing deleted content - I am a moderator and can see it. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:30
  • if it is not bad words why he deleted it, also for me it is bad words, also in the question he said bad words, please if you are admin here please see the answer he deleted – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:33
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    I will say this again. Disagreeing with you is not rude. And that's all this user did. They did not use foul language and perhaps were not super polite, but this is far from being rude. You need to take some time away from the computer, calm down and relax. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:33
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    As for comments being deleted - if they are not constructive to the conversation (the question/answer) they should be deleted. Doesn't matter what words they contain. – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:34
  • @Oded thank you very much. i appreciated ur efforts. i will take care of your notes – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:34
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    @user2387331 There is a reason I made those edits. There is no need to call out a specific user here on Meta. You can ask the generic question and get a generic answer detailing what to do. Please leave the question in its current state. – Bart Jun 2 '13 at 10:28
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    One issue might be one of a language barrier: "shame on you" is very different than "shame you don't". – David Robinson Jun 2 '13 at 10:28
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If the user is verbally abusive or rude, flag whatever they've posted - or bring it to a diamond moderator's attention in the "Flag Question/Answer" dialog.

If it's excessive and egregious, it will be dealt with.

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  • @Oded please how could I find those users? maybe like this sign right of your name ? – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:28
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    @user2387331 - Yes. And you don't go out to "find" them, as there is no PM functionality here. You flag a comment/answer/question for "Moderator attention". – Oded Jun 2 '13 at 9:28
  • I hope I did that before the question is deleted – user2387331 Jun 2 '13 at 9:30
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    @user2387331 - I should make a note that one thing you absolutely cannot do is use you and five of your friends to coordinate offensive flags in order to target an answer for destruction, like was done here. This is an abuse of the flagging system, and we do not tolerate this. – Brad Larson Jun 2 '13 at 17:32

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