In my opinion this answer was incorrectly deleted: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/46670/4555

The main objectional part of it was the last line, which was easily edited out. The rest of the post, although a bit highstrung, was a legitimate answer capable of being judged via votes rather than deletion.


The deletion almost certainly was because of the username, not the content of the answer. There was a user's flag pointing out that while the answer in and of itself might be ok, the username certainly is not.

As the comment by Dave pointed out (he did not put up the flag, btw), this was a rather gross violation of the be nice policy, so the deletion was justified by this, not the content.

Edit: As @virmaior pointed out in comments, we can change the username. As this was the main concern, I undeleted the answer and deleted comments merely referring to the username after setting the username to the system default.

  • That makes sense – Chris Sunami supports Monica Oct 20 '17 at 21:08
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    That was indeed my reason. – user2953 Oct 21 '17 at 5:10
  • I flagged it because of the name. I believe there's actually an interface somewhere where mods can change someone's username itself. – virmaior Oct 22 '17 at 6:11
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    @virmaior: Yep, we can actually edit user profiles as if we were the user to edit inappropriate content out. I changed the username to default and undeleted the answer. – Philip Klöcking Mod Oct 27 '17 at 10:32

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