I asked (in a standard, neutral way) a factual question here and got an answer whose tone I disapproved of.
I said so in a comment and the answerer wrote back two comments in quite rude language (and completely deforming the meaning of what I said. He also makes irrelevant remarks on defenders of idiocy getting elected to congress ).
He accuses me of having a serious problem, more than a writing problem, promulgating, propagating, or populating stupidities, being high-toned ...
Of course I stopped communicating with him, but I want to ask if such behaviour is tolerated here. It would be most unfortunate if it were.
(Let me insist that I am in no way discussing the content of the answer, which it is of course perfectly legitimate for the answerer to defend)
Another user, @Ben, has now removed two contentious adjectives from the answer, explaining in his edit that "rudeness is not tolerated here". Nice to read that: thanks, Ben!