I posted a review comparing my experiences in physics stack exchange and at physics overflow.
It was clearly an answer the question "how are they different from each other?"
This is written purely from my point of view.
There were suggestions for improvement to Physics stack exchange. Which if ignored may further deteriorate the site. I will post my answer separately on this page. And I want the community to review its appropriateness. Moderators please do not interfere. Seemingly there is insecurity about handling criticism. I find this kind of behaviour completely out of line.
It was deleted by a moderator on the grounds that it does not answer the question.
Users please review my answer and tell me if it was inappropriate for the question asked.
"I sort of eventually drifted into physics overflow. While I enjoyed reading and posting on Stack exchange, there were a few instances which clearly disappointed me.
One is moderation(Especially in the context of banning) being done behind closed doors and details being kept completely confidential, and suggestions of political motives lingering everywhere on the site. A lot of people who I had otherwise normal conversations with were banned on the site, for absolutely unclear reasons.
For one thing this site bans people for really long periods of time, and for seemingly silly reasons.
Second reason I did not like the site but I put up with it was, I had to explain to the moderators what the intent behind my questions, and I had to word them in the manner in which they wanted me to express. There were instances I had to fight to keep my question open even though other users were interested in answering them and had understood my questions.
The moderators used very vague and prelisted reasons. It did not help at all. Eventually I just gave up.
While this was not generally true, There were instances of this kind of abuse in the site, wherein Moderators moods and temperaments played a role in whether a question would be allowed or not. It happened both personally and with other users
It was frustrating to deal with (some)moderators at (some)times and their requests for modification on some questions seemed completely unreasonable.
I have not been in the site for a while, so perhaps things have changed around here, atleast that was my experience with the site at one point.
I do enjoy the freedom of posting freely on Physics Overflow. And bad content is weeded out simply by review and discussion, with little interference from the moderators. It has been established clearly by now that there will be no compromise when it comes to integrity of scientific content."
EDIT1: Please note the following, On this thread I don't want to discuss if my answer is biased and so on. It was On topic to the question "how are they different from each other?", that is all that matters.
However I am interested in talking about why a viewpoint must be deleted if a select members of the community disagree with it. If you want to talk about that then please participate in this discussion. Moderators are requested to delete any off topic comments.