I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to deal with the persons whose actions delays in taking decision?

As soon as I posted this question, I started receiving down votes and got opinion based and rude comments. I don't understand. why? my question was not that bad or inappropriate. In other stackexchange accounts, for example in ELL and English, if anybody given a rude comments, within few hours that would get deleted. But in workplace it didn't happen. why is it?

The question reduced my reputation here. I am sure my question was not that bad to get negative votes of this size.

Can I get some clarity on whats gone wrong with my question? and why the people reacted personally?

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We cannot be certain why people downvoted your post, but if I had to take an educated guess, it was because they perceived your post as a rant rather than trying to solve a problem. Using phrases like "ignorant people", "his ... supporting reasons ... which is actually not acceptable by me", "It is common character of most of the people.", "they don't correct their mistakes at all." "Always They will use this strategy and escape from their faults." doesn't help your case.

The "rude" comments did not get deleted because either (1) nobody flagged them for deletion and/or (2) they were not rude. You seem to be blaming the site for not deleting comments. Did you flag the comments?My mistake, I didn't realize you didn't have the reputation to flag.

I have now edited your post to focus on your actual issue.

  • When I hover over that comment I did not get the controls to flag. I thought I didn't get the option to flag because of my low reputation. after I post the question here somebody has flagged it and that comment was deleted.
    – Aayvu.com
    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:29
  • related feature request at MSE: Allow new users to flag comments on their own posts
    – gnat
    Jul 15, 2018 at 21:45

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