In response to a recent question about getting people to trust untrustworthy software, I responded with a frame challenge explaining why this software should be considered malicious and abandoned by the author. In response, Schroeder deleted my answer after leaving a comment accusing me of attempting to "circumvent" a request he posted in comments about taking all comments on the nature of the project to chat.
This is problematic for multiple reasons:
- Since when is a screen-long, in-depth discussion of an issue considered to be the equivalent of a comment?
- You can't try to circumvent something you don't know about. I never even saw that request because I skipped over the comments, figuring that, on such an inherently-contentious topic, they'd just be full of noise anyway.
- Frame challenges have always been considered on-topic on SE sites. Often they're one of the most valuable types of answers!
- Apparently this isn't the first piece of content Schroeder has unilaterally decided to delete on this question.
-  A completely unrepentant Schroeder posted a jumbled answer on here denying having done anything wrong, and then when I responded with specifics in comments, showed that in his own words he had actually done exactly what he had denied doing, and pointed out that arbitrarily redefining frame challenges as off-topic for a specific question is not within a moderator's authority and that doing so on the SE site I moderate would get me in trouble, he deleted that answer too. So now he is not only abusing his authority, but apparently attempting to cover it up!
Can any other mods please take a look at this?