I see no reason at all. Can anyone explain it?


I didn't delete it, but I agree with the mod who did 100%. That was noise. It was a joke, frankly not a very funny one, which was posted as an answer. The entire content of your post was this:

I think it would be a good idea to suspend all too high-rated people like Oli, Rinzwind, etc. for a year or two to let other people do something useful ;-)

That is clearly not answering the question, and not providing anything useful to the discussion. What's worse, it was posted on a pretty serious subject where the suspension of a high rep user was being discussed. That isn't something we (mods or users) take lightly so that makes your post even more delete-worthy.

But the main reason it was deleted was for the same reason anything on the site is deleted: it wasn't answering the question. If you felt it was so important, you should have left a comment.

  • Everyone is so serious here ;-) – Pilot6 Feb 27 at 20:28
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    @Pilot6 it's well known that we hate fun. More seriously, come on! You've been an active user for years, surely by now you know that an answer should be providing an answer and not a joke. And, in any case, the suspension of one of our highest rep users is not something to joke about. – terdon Feb 27 at 20:31
  • This is meta... and some fun is useful at times. :-) – Pilot6 Feb 27 at 20:32
  • @Pilot6 sure. But why post an answer? And on such a serious subject? What really baffles me is that you would not understand why it was deleted! – terdon Feb 27 at 20:34
  • I seriously don't. Why not leave it alone. But if it is so important that jokes are not allowed, well...OK. – Pilot6 Feb 27 at 20:37
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    @Pilot6 posting an answer that doesn't address the subject at hand and is nothing but a joke is not allowed anywhere. This would have been deleted no matter where it had been posted. – terdon Feb 27 at 20:56
  • Anywhere? Do I deserve suspension for that? ;-) Inquisitors!! – Pilot6 Feb 27 at 20:58
  • Seriously. I posted that answer to reduce tension. I know it is a bad story, but without some sense of humor it is worse. – Pilot6 Feb 27 at 21:02
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    But it was not an answer. I could understand a comment, but it's clearly not an answer. – vidarlo Feb 28 at 7:49
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    @Pilot6 humor is allowed if it's not offensive, not snarky/sarcastic, and especially if it answers the question... and is it really to reduce tension? You didn't consider how high-rep users (like yourself) will react when reading that answer? And the fact that suspension is something that cannot be taken so lightly... – Andrew T. Feb 28 at 9:12

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