Why would root own anything in my personal home directory? That goes against any ethical doctrine.
This is an answer I posted. It stirred some opposing reactions, as it turned out. I also later opened a question concerning the matter. And then Kusulananda suggested I start a discussion here on Meta if I think it's worth it.
As for the discussion, I consider the answer valid basing on my experience, however small it be. Also a simple check for root-owned files in the home directory on my Debian confirmed my intuitive grasp of this apparently implicit philosophy.
Two reviewers found the answer valid.
Four reviewer, on the other hand, claim it should be deleted. The arguments on this side are that the answer is low quality and not an answer at all.
I'm bringing this here as I'm curious what a bigger forum might say. Possibly some constructive discussion evolves too.