What are this community's standards concerning the following behavior?
- I posted a question asking what would be a good journal to which to submit a paper arguing in favor or a certain proposition. I didn't try to argue for that proposition in the question; that would be off topic and would take far to long.
- Next time I posted a question on a different topic, a person who disagreed with the opinion that had been mentioned but not defended in my earlier question posted several comments in which he called the proposed, and in fact not yet written, paper a "rant", and "ranting". This about a paper he has not read, since it has not yet been written.
As far as I could tell, he made these comments only because he objected to something about an earlier question on a different topic. I told him I would not "stalk and harass" him like that. I did not report his behavior to the moderators at that time.
Then I got a message from the moderators saying someone, whom they did not identify, had complained that I was "stalking and harassing" him, using my words, not quite verbatim. Naturally this gave rise to a suspicion about who it was. The moderators suspended me for seven days. One lesson is the person more inclined to report things to the moderators does so first, and whoever does so first wins. It's all about timing. The moderators are anonymous and it is not possible to contact them except by flagging a posting (and you can't flag comments) and they cut you off from being able to reply to them when they inform you of their decision.
When the suspension ended I did flag a posting from the person who stalked and harassed me, explaining that my concern was not about that particular posting but about the behavior of the poster. After two days I've heard nothing. So it seems it is about who goes to the moderators first.
Are the behaviors described in the bullet points above considered appropriate by the participants in academia.stackexchange.com or by its moderators?
PS: I am told in an answer below that I omitted many relevant details. But I still don't know the nature of the complaint about me, and I am left to guess. I was explicitly told that the nature of the complaint and the identity of the complainant would be kept from me.