# How to keep an aberrant moderator in check?

In

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/q/265010/43191

Dave Tweed wrote:

@EMFields: The whole thing is moot anyway, since the question was deleted at the OP's request. I just want to remind you about the SE policy to "be nice". It should be possible to discuss this without insulting other users. – Dave Tweed♦ 21 mins ago

And, yet, the record reflects that it was

"deleted by Dave Tweed♦ 28 mins ago",

• Why can't we all just... get along?
– dim
Oct 24 '16 at 8:25
• @dim: Because some of us would rather kill/die than lose face. Oct 24 '16 at 21:47

2016-10-22 15:57:34Z question closed by 5 users.

2016-10-22 16:07:32Z flag by the O.P. :

i messed it up .. maybe the question wasn't that clear so please delete it :)
[emphasis mine, N.A.]

An O.P. can not delete his own question if it has got answers with upvotes.
Dave had deleted the question at 2016-10-22 17:18:48Z .

Fair enough.

• So the OP decided to kow-tow instead of sticking to his guns? Oct 22 '16 at 18:57
• @EMFi: The op had no "guns" to stick to. The question was crap. It's unfortunate that TCrosley wrote a nice explanation if taken in isolation, but that doesn't make the question any less crap. Oct 22 '16 at 23:37
• Thanks for the reality check, and apologies to Dave Tweed. Oct 23 '16 at 21:29
• Sorry, I was busy last week and somehow missed this whole conversation. Apology accepted. Oct 30 '16 at 14:15

You seem to be going out of your way to find fault with moderator actions, or perhaps a particular moderator. To understand what Dave Tweed wrote, we have to consider what you wrote first:

It wasn't a crap question at all, as evidenced by tcrosley's excellent positive answer, as opposed to your less than helpful flames seeking, it seems, only to insult the OP for asking a question beyond your ken.

That's when Dave responded (quite reasonably and with measured moderator authority):

The whole thing is moot anyway, since the question was deleted at the OP's request. I just want to remind you about the SE policy to "be nice". It should be possible to discuss this without insulting other users.

There is no reason you should be upset at that response.