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If you can find a way to make the answer sound nicer without changing the meaning, I'd prefer that solution. Otherwise, consider whether it actually answers the question and, if not, flag it as "not an answer."


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The comments were flagged up for a mod, so I had a look. I left you the comment, and deleted the entire thread, because I agreed with it. Graham's answer was appropriate based on the information you had originally given in your question. It was not condescending in any way, even for a new walker - but if it provided information you didn't need because you ...


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As the author of that answer... As a long-time walker, I see too many people hit the hills who are completely unprepared. Most mountain rescue calls are for those people. If you'd said in your question that you've already done a fair bit of day-walking and you wanted to move onto longer trails, I would have replied with that in mind - and it would have been ...


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I flagged the whole thing as needing moderator attention. There wasn't one comment or any single action that made me do it. I can see how one can take the answer as condescending, even though it was intended to be helpful. From there, the comments just seemed to spiral towards being not nice. I thought it was helpful for a mod to step in and remind people to ...


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Without seeing the comment, it is impossible to say what was "not nice" about it. I read the answer and I found absolutely nothing rude about it. Was it condescending? It assumed you were a neophyte, and if you are a highly experienced hiker and backpacker, I can see that you might find all those caveats condescending. A better remedy would have been ...


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