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Why do Stackers consistently vote down humorous responses?

I find that answers and comments are downvoted or flagged simply because of humor or a pop culture reference like "OMG, WTF, or EPIC Fail" - this seems like rabid fanboy behavior, down voting is fine, but allow comments to be down voted instead of deleted, deletion when the comment is in good humor should be allowed.

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    OMG! WTF? EPIC FAIL!
    – GEOCHET
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:01
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    I'm not entirely sure what's being asked here ...
    – John Rudy
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:06
  • Effectively the same as: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/17782/… ...read the responses. Humor can survive, but only if it's funny.
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:09
  • Delete this imo.
    – Ta01
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:25
  • @Shog9: Humor must be funny? Since when?!
    – c00lryguy
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 21:07

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No.

Comments are automatically deleted once they've been flagged 5 times (more times if the comment has been upvoted). That means at least 5 people DON'T think it's in good humour. S[OFU] are not joke sites. There's room for humour, but the information should come first.

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  • No? No what? No jokes?
    – innaM
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:00
  • OK, OK, I got one. So Linus, Steve and Bill walk into a b...ZZZZZTTT! Flagged! Deleted!
    – John Rudy
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:04
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    NO, NO JOKES ALLOWED. BY LAw. Every time somebody makes a joke, Jeff Atwood makes a backup. That just shows you how many jokes get made.
    – Phoshi
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:06
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    I'm here as proof that Phoshi made a joke.
    – Welbog
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:10
  • Damn! Downvote/Flag me for my sins :(
    – Phoshi
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:11
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    the # of flags also scales a bit with the # of upvotes a comment has. The more upvotes, the more flags required before auto-deletion. It's more likely a moderator will delete your comment once flagged, as it shows up in the flagged comment report / status. Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:31
  • Aah, that makes sense. Thanks :)
    – Phoshi
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:35
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    This comment thread is going to make no sense when Welbog changes his name again. Or when there arise new people who know not the story of the (non-)backups.
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 22:52
  • @mmyers: I petition you to change your name to buzzkiller.
    – Welbog
    Commented Dec 17, 2009 at 1:23

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