My answer was deleted on this question with a comment that I needed to follow the "Nice" policy. I don't get how this wasn't nice; I was specifically addressing the interchange of childish "making up rules" invocations by the participants in the dispute that prompted the original question. How is calling childish action childish a failure of "being nice?"
You only read half of the closing comment. The user asked how to do this <thing> in work, but your answer was essentially to get another job. Here is the comment I left in that regard:
These types of "just don't have the problem" solutions don't answer the question asked…
This is a problem on Lifehacks where folks ask (for example) how to get a spaghetti stain out of their shirt, and folks suggest not spilling food on themselves in the first place.
And the answer itself was written in a way to pander to the crowd through name-calling and snark. Here is the answer I removed:
I'd suggest looking for a different job that employs adults, rather than grade school children.
That is not the tone we wish to set in the context of an answer on the site. I thought I should mention our broad "Be Nice" policy to clarify the issue.