A recent question was asking if the usage of the term “cop” was derogatory. A reasonable question, with some background around the context.
The (accepted) answer (posted by a moderator) includes this headline:
Why did that person say such a thing to you?
This already feels entirely off topic for an ELL answer - we’re not here to guess at why someone who was rude, was rude. If someone were to post the question “why was someone rude towards me” we would most assuredly close it.
you had a racist and/or xenophobic encounter
This is wild conjecture, and somewhat offensive at that - are we to consider everything rude to be racist? Nowhere in the question was race even mentioned. It dilutes the use of the word “racist” when it’s used to mean “a white person being rude”. Try and keep it to mean actual racists.
Since we have chatted about similar things in the ELL chatroom, I understand the larger background, which is missing in your question.
This is a strong suggestion that, in order to thoroughly answer a question, one now has to participate in chat for the full context?
This is entirely against the SE ethos. We are all about the question being self contained - to the extent that comments, below the question, are edited in. Now we’re expected to keep up with chat?
The “correct” thing to do would be to edit this additional context in, and then base an answer on it. (In this case I imagine it would be swiftly edited out, for being off topic).
So, aside from the off topic, seemingly baseless, accusation - do we allow answers to be based on details not included in the question?