As seen in this question, the OP needs help decoding comments written with some sort of code/cipher. Though solved, these comments can be rather pesky and annoying for other users. Scrambled comments have no constructiveness in the site and will be very, very difficult for users to understand, especially the new users like what Emarkul said in a comment on the accepted answer of the above question:
This worries me. Scrambled comments provide literally no constructive value to anyone who's not in on this, excluding almost all people from discussion - particularly new users to the site, who won't have any clue what's going on.
Now apparently these garbled comments can be solved with
rot13 with a help of a website. Though some might know, others will not. So I have two proposals:
- Ban these garbled comments outright and flag them with
- Apply an official policy into the Help Center saying that the coded comments must be able to be decoded as seen in this answer and the site linked in that answer
My question is, how do we deal with garbled/coded comments? Do we flag them, make sure they follow some new policy, or just leave them alone?