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My answer too was deleted by a staff member. I flagged it for attention explaining that it did answer the OP's questions, but the flag was declined without further explanation. It received 11+ and -8 votes but it is not the voting that is bothering me, I have had posts heavily downvoted before on Meta, it's part of the game. It is the deletion and silence ...


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Its as much about what you say it as how you say it. I don't want to particularly dissect it bit by bit - and give the ideas in the answer a direct airing but the answer was pretty much an attack on the person posting the question and the community she was a part of. The nice thing about SE is we have a bit of an immune system. Looking at it - the tone (...


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I believe it's still possible to answer you without seeing the actual content of the answer, but based on the content you describe: anything that criticizes the LGBT+ community (or some of its members) seems to be now a suicide because the answer will not be a conversation but a flag-attack. Constructive criticism should focus on opinions and facts, ...


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One of the answers was deleted by its author prior to migration. Deleted answers aren't migrated.


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I can agree with the general idea of your deleted answer ("all users should be treated equally, all flags should be treated equally") and I wouldn't flag it as offensive, however it's easy to understand why your answer is seen as too aggressive by many users. Several key points: Instead of "reading the real intentions" of OP who criticizes delayed ...


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Sensitive subjects need some sensitivity. I had a comment deleted as rude/abusive because I said "you", to mean a theoretical person, but it could have been interpreted as meaning the person I was responding to. The deletion was right. Next time I'll be more careful. Ultimately the person responsible for the tone of a post is the poster. Other people might ...


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