Why was my comment on Explain down votes deleted? Why was the reply to it also deleted? And no others?

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It was flagged as inappropriate by the community and the flag was deemed helpful since the comment didn't actually add anything constructive to the discussion. It was an out-of-context claim with no backing and was discouraging to a new user of the community. To put it more bluntly, it looked like a passerby using someone else's unrelated problem to go on a sidetracking rant:

Could be worse some one could be going through all your posts and down voting or un-upvoting them every day. Like someone here does. Ignore it.

And with the comment gone, the reply to it was superfluous.

  • Telling op to ignore the downvotes is not constructive? Right.
    – cde
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:16
  • The comment was a little longer, but I'm sure you know.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:17
  • Out of context righhhht.
    – cde
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:25
  • Backing. So I should like them to the meta questions with screenshots proving it? Okay, understood.
    – cde
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:26
  • @cde Still not the appropriate place to do that anyway.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:27

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