I have a very vague memory of a discussion about comments with links to pages of http://idownvotedbecau.se . It might not even have been about U&L; currently that site appears to only refer to Stack Overflow. My vague memory is that valid criticisms were raised about how this was being used, and the text of those pages at the time.
Relatedly, I have an opinion about a link that I've seen used a couple of times here. I'd like to suggest that starting an otherwise constructive comment with
is more confusing than entertaining. It seems unfortunate when the reason it is posted is because the situation is already confusing, and there are communication difficulties :-).
- Is there a way to point out an "XY problem" without a citation title with chocolate covered bananas and European currency systems, which (I assume as part of the joke) sounds completely disconnected from whatever the question was?
- Is it preferable to do so?
- Is it reasonable to ask that it be done?
(and if so, can we persuade JdeBP of this?)