So I posted an answer to a new users question, my answer appears to be contentious, so I've tried to reduce the contention. But the comments and other answer seem to be outright abusive. I have no idea how to reduce this short of deleting my answer.
Just encase the comments section ends up in chat (where it really should have gone) I've attached an image of the comments so far.
So meta obviously is for asking 'meta' questions, so I'm simply going to ask. Is it 'wrong' to post a contentious answer? It seems like the possible damage from the backlash to my answer is way higher than the value in the answer. If I had said nothing, then the OP would have had one or two answers of "you're behaving like a child" instead of a running commentary under my answer from a half dozen people reiterating that the OP is being childish and worse (more abusive) comments than than.