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2 years, 9 months ago
It's a judgment call, but I do see a few points in favor of deleting the comment:
The OP already stated that the comment made them uncomfortable (by flagging it).
Speculating about another user's privilege is at best unnecessarily personal and off-topic, and at worst ad-hominem and rude.
code of conduct states, among others,
No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language.
Focus on the content, not the person.
When in doubt, don't use language that might offend or alienate.
Jun 7, 2020 at 5:18
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To add to
Heinzi's answer it also doesn't fit with the site's policy on comments:
Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements.
Avoid answering questions in comments.
The comment in question:
Does not ask for more information.
Does not suggest improvements.
Borders on answering the question in the form of a frame challenge, along the lines of "Don't bother worrying about whether or not Thai taxi drivers overcharge tourists, just pay the difference anyway".
Jun 7, 2020 at 12:07
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The comment was not deleted because it did not break the rules. It is realistic, to the point, and not rude.
It may not feel positive for you, but it is not rude and it tells the truth, in my view.
Jun 6, 2020 at 18:06
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