So this just happened:


This is the linked message. For those that can't see it, the text was "I want that in my mouth".

I was talking about food. Specifically, the previous message:

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Does somebody have a grudge? Was it an accident? Did cosmic rays hit the servers just right to cause that?

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    \$\begingroup\$ You joke about the cosmic rays, but that's actually a greater security concern than most people think ;-) \$\endgroup\$
    – user42643
    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Looks inappropriate to me. What does it have to do with code golf, programming puzzles, or any on-topic subject? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 8, 2016 at 13:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor Granted, in general there's a significant difference between inappropriate content, which warrants flags, and off topic content, which is simply irrelevant to the site. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex A.
    Mar 8, 2016 at 16:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AlexA., I was being slightly facetious, but if a few more suspensions were dished out for rambling off-topic chat then the 19th hole might not have ended up with a signal-to-noise ratio which seemed to be around 1% the last time I was there. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 8, 2016 at 21:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor Assuming you weren't being facetious again just now, off-topic chatter isn't deserving of a suspension; rude, inappropriate, or otherwise abusive content and/or conduct is, as is abuse of flags. The Nineteenth Byte has a lot off off-topic content but is generally well behaved in terms of the other things. Things are on topic occasionally, certainly more than 1% of the time, just not 100%. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex A.
    Mar 9, 2016 at 0:38

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The immediate context:

brb changing pants

[This was a reply to the image in the question.]

(because I drooled all over them, dirty mind)
I want that in my mouth

It's not clear what happened, but the message did draw two separate flags. My guess is that your previous messages primed some people to assume you were attempting some sort of crass humor. It took me about three tries to figure out your train of thought. I would imagine the flaggers simply arrived at the wrong conclusion from the way the chat items were phrased.

So, I guess, in a sense, the chat suspension was undeserved. On the other hand, there's no shame in expressing the idea using a less ambiguous phrase such as:

  • Yum!
  • That looks delicious.
  • I bet that's tasty.
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Mego: Given my initial misunderstanding of what you were trying to communicate on chat, I think Hanlon's razor applies here. It's not uncommon for jokes in chat to be a race to the bottom and flags are signals that other people would like to pump the brakes. The message you should take away from this incident is to be a bit more cautious with the double entendre. Blaming the flagger(s) is the wrong action to take here. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 8, 2016 at 19:29

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