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I'm facing hostile reaction to absolutely correct answer that I've found reading Mac OS manual and later (during dispute in comments) found out that Wikipedia article on this very subject literally has the very same answer. Of course there happened a reaction like "I'd rather believe what Apple manual says rather Wikipedia" — ironically enough because the manual says exactly same thing.

In despite of that's simple matter and solution I found can be simply verified — guess what — right, my answer is getting minuses. Users who do that are of moderators' rank on apple.stackexchange.com.

They're absolutely sure nothing would stop them from doing that.

Is it really so?

I've tried contacting the portal administration through feedback form but no answer still given.

There's so-called Code of Conduct and it looks like the thing is absolutely not working as of now.

Also, this issue demonstrates pretty clear, obvious and plain, that current system is prone to what is tend to be called "corruption" when it happens in government structures.

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There's a certain level of... misunderstanding here

Lets... break this down.

  1. Users who do that are of moderators' rank on apple.stackexchange.com.

Anyone with sufficient reputation can downvote. Maybe they felt it was potentially harmful or wanted a citation. That it's just mods is incorrect

  1. Of course there happened a reaction like "I'd rather believe what Apple manual says rather Wikipedia"

A moderator has happened to have posted an answer. I do that too! I am, right now! And a comment. This doesn't really have anything to do with your downvotes, not directly anyway

  1. I've tried contacting the portal administration through feedback form but no answer still given.

Happens to mods too. If there's no sign of wrongdoing, sometimes well, there's nothing to say. If there is, well, there's probably mod messages and suspensions coming up.

  1. Also, this issue demonstrates pretty clear, obvious and plain, that current system is prone to what is tend to be called "corruption" when it happens in government structures.

Erm... nope. It feels like conjecture from extremely incomplete information.

I'd finish by saying - well people are human, and rather than railing about the system, maybe looking at how to post a better, well-received post would help. Back it up for one.

  • As I said there was another question that made them had fiasco. ;) so "erm, nope" – poige Jan 8 at 9:10
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    Might not necessarily be mods, and its still incomplete information if you're blaming the mods for DVing it. If nothing else, there's not enough mods for a -4 on most sites – Journeyman Geek Jan 8 at 9:11
  • I'm pretty sure that was they because of getting theirs comments. – poige Jan 8 at 9:12
  • "Maybe they felt it was potentially harmful". Going to single mode is harmful? :) That's why there was another wrong answer by a mod w/o any "can be harmful". C'mon – poige Jan 8 at 9:12
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    Single user mode essentially is root. You want to be root as little as possible – Journeyman Geek Jan 8 at 9:14
  • You also need to have a comp. Very harmful thing, indeed. BTW, my answer contains "sudo". Is it harmful? ;) – poige Jan 8 at 9:15
  • So this is what is called "corruption" + "bulling/harasment" and this case clearly shows why it is so important to pay attention to such occurrences. Majority vs minorities — being with majority doesn't always mean you're on the right side. – poige Jan 8 at 9:26
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    @poige: Looking at the comment thread, the main point of contention is that what you consider a "reboot" is not what MacOS considers a "reboot". That is, you asked a question about how to go to user-mode without a reboot. Your solution performs what MacOS considers a reboot (as evidenced by the documentation); it's not a hardware reboot, but it is still called a "reboot". The voting is not about "corruption" or "bullying". It's about people who think that your solution does not match the requirements of your own question. – Nicol Bolas Jan 8 at 15:01
  • it’s not even a kernel reboot so no, it’s typical single user mode without reboot. or it’s user space reboot how it’s called in the docs. Moreover it’s given that way in wikipedia also. – poige Jan 8 at 17:26
  • also if you would read comments that was transferred to chat room you’d see that there’s was telling me that I was wrong cause systems gets rebooted. But nope in fact it doesn’t. Apple wording of it as user space reboot is just Apple’s view, also pay in mind that they coupled that with keyword reboot but its option “-s” changes it. All in all I’m the one who gave right answer and I’m telling it should be accepted as the correct one since it fully answer to the question. ;) – poige Jan 8 at 17:31
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    I would note your answer did not provide cites of documentation showing that but quoted Wikipedia not aplle docs that appeared to say different things. The correct thing to do was edit the answer with the correct apple documentation. – Mark Jan 9 at 2:00
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enter image description hereSo what I've gotten from comments.

Even here some users would be violating Code of Conduct.

stop bothering everyone here please

Drama queen

— Rude / unkind. Both comes from the same person. He's not seeing "anything violating Code of Conduct" here.

seeing a mod act professionally and even offer to let you edit their answer

Ridiculous. I don't need so generosity — I have own answer to the question that's correct/precise and down voted

People are free to vote how they choose.

When people do malice and down vote obviously correct answer in civil society this is at least vandalism and they are prosecuted by law.

All-in-all the only comment worth of being here was:

If you think you're being revenge-voted, wait 24 hours to make sure the serial-voting reversal script can run, and if it doesn't negate the votes, flag one of your posts and give a brief summary of the evidence that makes you think so.

Thank you, appreciated.


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