Today I posted a straightforward "is there a word for concept X" question. One commenter made some opinionated and, arguably, condescending comments directed at me and the question. I resisted the urge to respond, but another user did, and it has spawned a 20+ comment argument that includes insults and other behavior that I'm pretty sure violates the code of conduct. Not to mention totally hijacking the question and probably turning away potential answerers. All this from a couple of critical comments that were just plain factually incorrect.
I flagged the question (rather than trying to flag 20+ comments individually) for moderator attention, asking that the comments be deleted. Is that the best way to handle the situation and get my question "back?"