Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of comments arguing about downvotes, close votes, and topicality, many of which get deleted by moderators. For example:
I have cleaned up the comments here; please take it to Meta. It is disappointing to see active users yet again decide to flood a new user's posts with over-the-top arguments and accusations, when they know perfectly well that this is not the place for it. [Matthew Read ♦]
I realize that there’s a lot of disagreement (and sometimes rancor) about topicality and strictness of community moderation. I think many of the established users believe strongly that we need looser standards to reach site graduation, while others believe that we need to uphold Stack Exchange principles more strictly to achieve the same goal.
I personally believe that the site has a pretty good balance, and while it could perhaps use some tweaking one way or the other, one thing it does not need is this constant arguing and campaigning in comments. What can we do to encourage moving those discussions to Meta instead of airing our dirty laundry in Main?