I made a comment -- superficially flippant, perhaps, but in fact carefully constructed given the context -- to this answer. However, it appears to have been deleted, but I can't be sure because I never saw any notification of the deletion. Is that normal, or should one see a notice (and reason) for a comment deletion?

  • Hmm, that link doesn't seem to point to the answer I'm referring to. It's one of FaithfulBuddhist's two answers; the one to which @yuttadhammo has added a comment beginning "just the sort of answer we're looking for ..."
    – tkp
    Jul 5, 2014 at 20:47
  • I deleted it... the comment said: This is a non-comment. Did you really think that comment added something to the discussion? Jul 5, 2014 at 22:38
  • Yes. It was an example of the same kind of position taken by "non-buddhists". I was "showing", where "saying" is difficult to impossible, what "non-buddhism" is. I admit there was a touch of whimsy about it, but I was being serious.
    – tkp
    Jul 5, 2014 at 22:57
  • What's wrong with just saying, "A non-Buddhist comment would be something like 'this is not a comment.'"? I may be dense, but I didn't see it as showing anything, except maybe snark. But then again, I'm not sure I really understand non-Buddhism in the way you do. Jul 5, 2014 at 23:02
  • Leave it deleted. Neither it, nor (IMO) non-buddhism, is worth any more attention :-)
    – tkp
    Jul 5, 2014 at 23:08
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    Bleh, I just put it back thinking I was being a jerk. No need to delete stuff that people feel adds to the conversation unless it gets flagged, right? Jul 5, 2014 at 23:12
  • OK, well given that you have, I'll answer your question above. The reason I didn't just make your suggested statement was because I wanted to give a statement that was itself internally problematic (as the NBs say XB is), and having little or no "content" or "truth" (as FaithfulBuddhist claimed of NB). It was in the spirit of the Epimenides paradox, even Magritte's "Ceci n'est pas une pipe". BTW I notice that we've actually now been mentioned on the old home page of NB. But as I said, for me I'm at the end of my limited interest in the whole thing.
    – tkp
    Jul 5, 2014 at 23:22
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    You're famous ;) I'm still not convinced that we want such clever comments on the site - giving an example of something seems a little too smarmy (in another context I'd applaud it, but on SE?) Jul 6, 2014 at 2:16

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