I would like to find out whether there is any recourse when a someone with the power to delete or change questions behaves in a way that seems unreasonable.
I asked this question: Why doesn't my Qt application present a GUI when executed?
I'm a newbie as far as QT and submitted a question asking for help in understanding why I can't run an executable that I generated using QT. From past experience, I know that there may be commands that should be added in a .pro file to make a program work in specific circumstances. I was hoping someone might be able to look at my .pro file and suggest a solution. I felt I was polite and clear.
A person who seems to be a moderator immediately jumped on the question and down-voted it. He said that he didn't see a problem, so the question would be closed. I politely asked him to leave it up because another user had started engaging with me. He then replied with a cryptic and rather obnoxious comment about staying on topic.
At this point, I expect he will have the post deleted and I will simply go to another forum to get help elsewhere.
I understand that this is a pretty minor issue in the general scheme of things. I understand that questions need to meet a certain standard. I'm OK with being told that there is a problem with a question. But too often, certain members seem to be on a mission to assert their power and be jerks--deleting or over-editing questions to the point that they don't make sense. I have seen this happen with other users and mostly it affects newbies--who are then scared away from the site.
When this happens, is there any way of getting a second opinion from a second moderator, to keep the power-hungry people in check and polite and have questions reinstated?