Updit: I intended this question about a particular comment's content, but the comments here tend to linger on the asker of the question in question and his/her behavior. While such discussion may be beneficial or necessary at some point, my purpose for asking here is to discuss our treatment, as a community, of other users. I believe that each comment on a question, examined individually - regardless of OP's responses - ought to be civil.
Disclaimer: above section was added after this question had a score of 19; those who voted may or may not agree with said section.
I found a question about jQuery where OP seems to have copied his/her code incorrectly, leaving out a paren. At the end of the question, OP essentially stated that the project came to a halt based on the error, and everyone commented/answered that the missing brace was the problem (despite OP's insistence that it wasn't).
There was one comment from a 31k-rep user that read, "if one missing brace is causing project to become stagnant... should look for different line of work." (The comment continues to say something valid about debuggers and IDEs)
At some point, OP posted in a (now-deleted) reply comment something along the lines of "what line would you suggest?", without any hint of satire or jest.
I saw this as incredibly rude, so I flagged it as such. Checking my flag stati, I saw that it was declined, but wasn't satisfied, so I flagged it as "other", with the following message:
This is a very poor representation of how we treat users, regardless of the quality of their questions or how they respond to comments. Please edit out the first sentence of this comment.
My flag was again declined. I don't believe I'm overreacting here; none among us has the right to tell a user to find a new line of work.
I'd like an explanation from somebody as to why this comment shouldn't be edited. If the moderator who declined it will explain, that's great; if somebody else can offer a reason, I'd be happy with that as well.
From the Behavior FAQ:
Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated. Treat others with the same respect you’d want them to treat you because we’re all here to learn, together. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know