I have been made aware of a comment talking about me by a high rep user in this post: Trouble conveying question:

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In the linked post, I was referencing a different high rep user. As you can see, another high rep user, Eric Wofsey later commented on the answer to the post.

I think this statement is rude and unprofessional. I think Eric Wofsey has stepped out of bounds with this comment.

If one of my professors said this to me in person after I asked them a question, I would be shocked if they responded the way Eric Wofsey did, and I would have no problem reporting their statement to the Dean of the department as harrasment.

Thankfully, not one of my professors would ever do something that unprofessional.

I would like to make it clear that I will not tolerate this harrasment and would like to see action taken by the moderators.

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    $\begingroup$ see the flag ... use it. no need to publicly shame. Your doing the equivalent to what eric did to you. $\endgroup$ – user645636 Jan 19 at 9:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Roddy is right. The equivalent to reporting a prof to the Dean is flagging for moderator attention. What you've done here is the equivalent of hiring a skywriter to publicize your complaint about a prof. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Jan 19 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure If your professors did that, we wouldn't be having a discussion. $\endgroup$ – user645636 Jan 19 at 15:25
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    $\begingroup$ Call-out culture at its finest. I wish this weren't the norm... $\endgroup$ – rschwieb Jan 19 at 16:49
  • $\begingroup$ how is this the product of a generations age with it's complex conjugate ? $\endgroup$ – user645636 Jan 19 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ @RoddyMacPhee The embarrassment is positive definite for everyone unlucky enough to read it. $\endgroup$ – rschwieb Jan 19 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ Flagging the comment would have done nothing. $\endgroup$ – geocalc33 Jan 19 at 18:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Ultradark And what do you think that you have achieved acting this way? $\endgroup$ – José Carlos Santos Jan 19 at 18:56
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    $\begingroup$ In addition to what Roddy said, I want to honestly add my opinion that I don't think Eric was crossing the line here. He might have been a bit too harsh, perhaps, but can you really say he is wrong? Regardless of the way he said it, I think the point he made was valid and important. $\endgroup$ – YiFan Jan 19 at 22:42
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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand why a high rep users in MSE should be evaluated as if they were a professor in University. $\endgroup$ – Arctic Char Jan 19 at 22:59
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    $\begingroup$ The OP's answer fills in some gaps: math.stackexchange.com/questions/1752308/… $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Jan 19 at 23:00

He wasn't being mean. MathOverflow is meant for specialized research level material. Mathematics is 99+% definitions, and implications.

Evaluate $ \ln(\zeta(e^s))=0 $ for $s\in\Bbb C.$ suggest you don't know https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_logarithm

namely that log is multivalued on the complex plane.

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