I understand the desire/need for moderation and to have a certain standard, but I think going through old posts and asking users to improve answers that are over a year old based on rules implemented months after the answer was posted is ridiculous.

Deleting comments replying to said requests is also rude and a good way to drive users away from the site.

Link to answer/comment requesting edit. https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/posts/comments/78421?noredirect=1

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    If this is about a specific post, could you provide a link to that post?
    – scohe001
    Oct 17, 2018 at 19:53
  • @scohe001 Yes. Edited question to include
    – Kevin
    Oct 17, 2018 at 19:58

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The consensus here on meta (as shown in the proposed dupe target) is that when new insights produce new rules or policies, older posts need to be held against those new standards.

That gives us two options for posts that don't suffice anymore:

  1. Delete them

  2. Approach the user to give them the chance to improve their post, before 1) happens.

Number 2 happened here, and given the meta I linked above, that seems like a nice courtesy.

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