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I don't expext to get much sympathy on this one but....

I posted my question on serverfault thinking it was for networking questions. Gets put on hold as off-topic, my mistake, no big deal, let's move on. (Also I didn't get notified of either hold or response to my subsequent flag for migrate. Not sure about flags but I know holds are supposed to show)

  • Flag my question to be moved to site holding mod suggested it be moved to: denied with no explanation
  • I politely ask for a suggestion as to where to move and the reply? "Frankly, this is a terrible question. I won't put it anywhere else."

You could imagine 4 hours for such a helpful response and I was a bit peeved. I had a specific question about a specific function of a uniquitous networking device and he was telling me, rather rudely, that it didn't belong anywhere on the ENTIRE stack network. Didn't offer a single word as to why it was so terrible. I illustrate, in kind, how that's not so helpful and question gets closed as "too many off-topic comments." There were two comments by me: one about the relevant site and the other about the complaint (which was the only one he deletes, doesn't like being questioned I guess)

Just so my post can have a specific question

  • I've heard of power-tripping mods here and was wondering just how bad it is. I haven't had any other issues but I want to avoid it as much as possible.
  • I probably know who it was (no names) because of how the question was closed, but is there a specific way to know who responded to a flag request? Again just to help avoid future situations.
  • Funny enough person who closed put another question of mine on hold yesterday, but I agreed it was too broad and deleted it.

Relevance of THIS post: If you think discussing moderator behaviour is not a meta topic we can have a separate debate on that. If you think this belongs on meta.serverfault: this post wasn't about the specific question posted there - it was was about a moderator's behaviour and the context isn't specific to serverfault. Also I'm new there and can't post to meta.

marked as duplicate by JonW, Keen, Patrick Hofman discussion Apr 8 '16 at 13:24

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    Comments purged. Remember, rule #1 is be honest, rule #2 is be nice. If you can't do both, there are other places on the 'Net. – Shog9 Apr 8 '16 at 14:05
  • as far as I understand you can post on meta. This recently introduced feature provides ability to post on meta of the site you asked your question no matter how new you are or low is the reputation. @Shog9 could you please check maybe this feature wasn't turned on at SF or maybe there was something else that could block the asker? – gnat Apr 8 '16 at 14:12
  • It's enabled on SF @gnat. – Shog9 Apr 8 '16 at 14:27

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