I stopped editing because it makes posts bump on the front page, but I am still trying to do my whack to improve the site. I'd like to know what is the exact policy regarding flags, please answer with a clear Yes/No to each question:
"avoid comments like '+1' or 'thanks' ", is this just a recommendation or any comment including " +/-1 " should be flagged?
are generic positive comments like 'nice post', 'this is an interesting/ useful answer' acceptable or any such comment should be flagged?.
are generic unsubstantiated negative comments without explanations or correction like 'this is not true' acceptable or any such comment should be flagged?.
are negative comments justified by subjective or generic explanations like ' you say it is red, I think it is pink' acceptable or any such comment should be flagged?
should one refrain from flagging comments by users with 10k+ rep, are they allowed to handle flags to their own posts?
can anyone, besides mods, delete comments? Someone has been lately deleting positive comments to my answers and it does not seem accidental.
In my experience I have noticed tha DavidZ is delegated to deal with flags, but probably any mod can answer these questions. I hope that they share a common policy.
This mother meta post is a bit undecided on the matter, but generally advises against leaving such comments, and encourages flagging them. The thing it boils down to is that comments should be signal, not noise. "+1, great post!" is noise .... there's no 100% clear cut policy, and no one will tar and feather you for leaving generic "+1 comments". - ACuriousMind
That is what I noticed, ACuriousMind, discretionary judgement calls. I personally would approve of leaving generic positive comments, as it is a right tribute to the poster and his effort. But, as I said, I just had the impression that some top member [with whom I had divergence of opinions, not you, :) , anyway] was trying to influence of the readers deleting positive comments and my replies to negative comments. I asked DavidZ to restore them, but he declined my request. I draw the conclusion that generic positive comments are not acceptable.
Update: I understand that positive comments are left to the discretion of mods, even though this makes a lottery offlagging, but I ask:" can anyone delete the reply, the refutation of a negative comment at his own discretion?"