So, in this thread about what to ask an ex- in a post-break-up meeting
the vast majority of the answers are about how this is a bad idea, and don't actually answer the question that was posted.
posted by cupcake1337 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:45 PM (230 comments total)
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In the OP she says explicitly:
I'm not asking if this is a good idea— it probably isn't— but given that I'm going to do this anyway, ...
Yet, literally, the first 10 comments do not attempt to answer her question(s):
are there any questions you think are a good idea to ask someone who recently dumped you, or things you wish you'd asked at your last breakup? ... how do I temper my expectations regarding getting back together?
Several of the comments are simple one liners like Don't have this meeting. It never goes well.
I've had several comments of mine deleted, I can think of one in particular in the last few weeks, and the reason given was that I did not answer the question. Or, I'll ask the OP to question their assumption about something, and that will get a comment deleted. To me, it seems like that's what is going on in that thread as well.
I suspect responses from mods along the lines of "yea, it didn't really answer the question" are disingenuous, and the real reason a comment got deleted was because that particular mod did not like that particular comment. So, I'm wondering if other people have experienced the same thing.