Posts flagged as nonsense are usually utterly absurd or don't ask a question. I know it has to be pretty bad for any of the moderators who tend to be on at night to flag. We like a laugh and joke and much as everyone else ;P
Moderators and admin here sometimes exacerbate a situation. They say it's supposed to be an English language forum. So a four word opinion I wrote, in Dutch, gets removed, as they say it should not be necessary to translate it.
So, only a small percentage of Dutch speakers will understand it straight away, but it was of benefit to the asker. Having removed it, it's no use to anyone at all!!
They are so pedantic, and act like petulant children. "I can't understand it or be bothered to translate it, so nobody else can!!" What a self defeating attitude.
They say all answers/opinions should be public, not just for the asker. Most times now, on serious issues, I reply by PM as I want to help the asker, but I don't want MY private information being read by others. If they want to know something, they can quite easily ask their own questions!!
No it's a perfectly valid reason to remove things. Imagine this place filled with people posting things that made no sense or trolling questions all the time. I don't think people get how annoying that will be and I guarantee we'll have people on here threatening to leave this site if we allowed troll content all the time.
I was always under the impression that the things removed as nonsense didn't ask a question or had so many grammatical errors that you can't make sense of them. Absurdity goes too. I mean, you agreed to the rules. You can always leave.
If the question isn't annoying, I don't think it should be removed. In my opinion, the only reason a post is taken under nonsense is because it is annoying. I think they should be a little easy on the nonsense category, lol.
Actually, I think we should be enforcing it a bit more than we currently do. A lot of questions that are not helpful whatsoever end up flooding the feed, and covering questions that actually ask for or will provide insightful opinions and advice.
Alas, I'm not that militant; I rarely remove posts as nonsense.
Most of my posts are nonsense, so of course I agree.
Flagging as nonsense should stay. I have seen posts such as: "Which do you prefer?" A) being pummeled by wild grapefruits escaping from prison B) stepping in dog shit barefoot C) pretending to be a giraffe.