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I vouched for this comment, because I don’t see what was so objectionable about it. It seems like a genuinely held opinion, expressed in a relatively measured tone. If you disagree, reply with your reasons rather than trying to get it removed.

Plenty of Facebook/Google employees over here.

Plus he said it should be regulated. Plenty of laissez-faire folk over here too.

Nobody tried to get that comment removed.

Downvoting is effectively voting for a comment to removed.

How so? Downvoted comments can still be seen.

When was the comment downvoted?

hmm, it does look like they did though.

looking at @mtgx's history, almost all comments have been flagged and downvoted until they're [dead]

No, the account was banned, therefore his comments are automatically dead unless vouched for. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20587230

Interesting. I didn't realise that banned accounts could comment at all. I'll keep an eye out for that in the future before vouching - in retrospect it does seem like an account worth ignoring.

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