Deleted comments discouraging.
posted by nickrussell to Etiquette/Policy at 8:07 AM (270 comments total)
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Am becoming increasingly discouraged with deleted comments on both the main page and AskMe. Nothing in specific, I can understand why they were deleted, in some light. However, increasingly I find myself not posting because it takes a lot of time to contribute, and if it's just going to be deleted, then what's the point?
Seeing a lot of comments here about deletions. From my perspective, it's feeling very 'rule of man' rather than 'rule of law'. Which is fine, benevolent dictation is the right of the site, but it's certainly discouraging.
I think the moderators do a tremendous job, thus the criticism is not aimed at them at all, but rather, perhaps as the site grows, there may be the need to adopt different structures.
I will laugh if this is deleted. That would be quite funny actually.