A recent question on whether videogames cause US school shootings seems to have caused quite a row, as the sole comments on the question and most highly voted answer are moderator notes with this message:
Deleted the whole comment thread since some users decided to start to insult each other. Further comments will be nuked without warning, we don't need this kind of behavior here.
Accordingly, all comments are being continuously deleted, even if they are constructive.
I understand that such a lockdown eases moderator workload during flame wars, but it also makes the site unusable for everyone. I'm left confused about what I should do. Post a comment anyway? Check back later? Give up forever?
I wish the suggested alternative were communicated better to potential commenters.