Why is this user allowed (and encouraged) to make comments like this:

wtf, you're copying answers again?

An unsubstantiated claim.

In my opinion:

That is an unsubstantiated claim just because he is only interested in getting upvotes. That is all he cares about. To that end he raise any complaint he can to mud the waters.

And the moderators do nothing, they even promote such activity.


A question that I am pretty sure that I will regret making:

What is in my answer that is identical to ilkkachu answer?

Answer: Nothing!!

Sure, the Repeat SET1 characters. may look similar. Sure you will argue that a missing 26 number is an small change, and that that is exactly what he wrote.

Not saying that that only works in GNU tr and that there is no need for the 26 (even in POSIX) is no improvement ? Isn't that a helpful addition ?

In any case, my answer is not a copy, it is different.

Opinions, that is the only thing remaining.


And the user got what he wanted: some upvotes on his answer, some downvotes on mine. Great team work! Keep it up!

To Terdon

As he claims that:

I will add that it seems odd that you are complaining about unsubstantiated allegations in a post that makes two such unsubstantiated (and false) allegations: no user is "encouraged" to post rude comments in any way, and the mod team most certainly doesn't "promote such activity".

@terdon Let's review some facts. Before ilkkachu posted his comment we had the same upvotes in our answers. Very quickly after I raised a flag on that comment, the votes went to 6 for ilkkachu and 3 for me. Someone downvoted my answer. The ilkkachu answer got downvoted and up-voted. Who comes very quickly to review answers after they are flagged? Answer: Mods. So, it stand to reason that mods up-voted the answer of he who used an aggressive comment and downvoted the answer of who received such comment. In short: mods encouraged such behaviour.

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    Mods cannot check all possible comments posted on the site. Instead, did you flag the comment? Also, your comment reply doesn't really help and may worsen the situation. Just flag and move on.
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 24 at 8:28
  • @AndrewT. Of course I flagged it, before posting here !.
    – ImHere
    Sep 24 at 9:00
  • PSA: both comments have now been deleted.
    – terdon Mod
    Sep 24 at 9:12
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    I will add that it seems odd that you are complaining about unsubstantiated allegations in a post that makes two such unsubstantiated (and false) allegations: no user is "encouraged" to post rude comments in any way, and the mod team most certainly doesn't "promote such activity".
    – terdon Mod
    Sep 24 at 9:14
  • @terdon Dime de que te jactas y te dire en que fallas.
    – ImHere
    Sep 24 at 9:16
  • @ImHere this isn’t Spanish, but “We see things not as they are, but as we are ourselves.” Sep 24 at 9:40
  • @StephenKitt Exactly ! Exactly what I am saying !!.
    – ImHere
    Sep 24 at 9:44
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    Since the comments have now been deleted, anyone interested can find a screenshot here: i.imgur.com/hPvELcP.png
    – terdon Mod
    Sep 24 at 11:13
  • @terdon Read the edit. I sure hope you could step out of your righteous position for a moment and actually see what is happening.
    – ImHere
    Sep 24 at 11:27
  • @terdon Posting images help in which way?
    – ImHere
    Sep 24 at 11:29
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    Not sure what righteous position you're talking about. But you have posted about a rude comment which has been deleted since you are quite right that it was rude, so I posted a screenshot of both the original comment and your (also deleted) response so users can see the context. Otherwise, they could think you are lying since there is no comment.
    – terdon Mod
    Sep 24 at 11:37
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    For what it's worth, I haven't cast a single vote on any of the questions or answers on that page. I downvoted this post since you are slinging false accusations around, but didn't vote one way or the other on the post you are referring to. All I did was delete the rude comment you had flagged, as requested.
    – terdon Mod
    Sep 24 at 11:40
  • @ImHere I'm confused. Can you explain when ilkkachu posted the comment, and when you flagged it? The problem in understanding the situation is that both answers were up- and downvoted today, and the vote summary for yesterday already showed +6/-0 for ilkkachus answer and +5/-1 for yours...
    – AdminBee
    Sep 24 at 11:41
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    Well yes, of course. You claimed, falsely, that moderators encourage users to post rude comments (we don't, we actively discourage them) and that we even "promote such activity". These are patently false allegations whose falseness I know since I am a mod. So yes, when someone accuses me of doing something I did not do, I judge the accusation as false.
    – terdon Mod
    Sep 24 at 11:47
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    I did all my voting on those answers yesterday, and I have not downvoted your answer @ImHere. By posting a Meta post about the question and its answers, you are naturally funneling more people to the Q/As. More people means more votes. The comment that this current issue is about has been deleted, so the issue seems to have gone away. Is there something else that needs to be discussed here?
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Sep 24 at 11:56

As Andrew T said, if you see a comment that's against the Code of Conduct, please flag it. If you see constructive criticism in a comment, do your best to provide a technical response: either as an edit to the post followed by flagging that comment as no longer needed, or as another comment. Responding with words like "pick a fight", "persecution", or "bullying" is only going to escalate the situation to no good end.

Separately, both of you have enough rep to be unconcerned with 3 votes this way or that way. Since the question hit the HNQ, expect the voting to be swayed anyway. That's before the Meta viewers see this and visit the question.

Everyone: Please keep your focus on providing high-quality content and abiding by the site's rules.

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