I posted a question before I went to bed and during the night a user made a comment that could also have been an answer.
When I woke up, the comment had been deleted and the moderator commented that he should write it again as an answer. Both me and another user commented that until that was done, he should not have deleted the comment.
I do understand the need for moderation, both in questions and comments. But deleting comments can also be done with care.
So after a few comments back and forth about this, I filed a complaint through the online contact form (this is my first time doing so).
I was very surprised when the person who answered my complaint, was the person I was complaining about.
I starts with this:
We've noticed that you have a pattern of engaging in lengthy discussions in comments, frequently consisting of responses involving multiple, back-to-back posts. (...)
And continues with
Preferring to argue with other users in comments over revising your questions and answers to address their concerns is a red flag to moderators, indicating you may not fully understand the purpose of Stack Exchange
This is of course BS (just see my list of comments).
So what am I to do? Who's moderating the moderators?