23 votes

Why wasn't my deletion flag on this unconstructive comment approved?

It's a judgment call, but I do see a few points in favor of deleting the comment: The OP already stated that the comment made them uncomfortable (by flagging it). Speculating about another user's ...
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15 votes
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Question interested in illegal prostitution

The question is fine, the guy was asking if there's a "red light district", the way he asked implied that he is after a legal place, such as the one in Amsterdam. The answer also is fine, it made it ...
15 votes

Why wasn't my deletion flag on this unconstructive comment approved?

To add to Heinzi's answer it also doesn't fit with the site's policy on comments: Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid answering questions in comments. The ...
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14 votes

Why wasn't this seemingly unnecessary comment deleted?

I handled that flag and I did not think that comment an personal attack. And seeing the 47 upvotes on the comment, I would be doing a bad service to remove it on a flag which is not clear. To tell ...
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10 votes
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Why wouldn't a comment saying ~"avoid travel during COVID" be deleted after flagging it?

When I wrote that comment I could see from a series of questions that you were planning a trip to Mexico, using loopholes in the laws and COVID 19 rules, not breaking the law but certainly not acting ...
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9 votes
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Should comments be removed if their content got included in the answer?

I looked into the flag history for this: one of the other reasons a comment can get deleted is if it's "obsolete". This is what happened in your case, and yes this kind of cleanup is sometimes done if ...
9 votes

Arbitrary deletion of comments

Comments are not meant for conversations, so a common reason for them being removed is when 20 or more appear on a post - they'll get auto-flagged for removal - sometimes into a chat room if need be, ...
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8 votes

Comment templates to be used when flagging for closure / deletion

Questions Subjective / Opinion-Based Question Recommendations - Places to Visit Hi and welcome to [travel.se]. Unfortunately recommending places worth visiting is off topic on this site. Since we ...
7 votes

Why was my comment simply thanking a commenter and quoting a definition deleted as not being nice?

I didn't see your original comment, but yes, giving a definition of the word travel seems a bit ridiculous. We use a restricted definition of "travel" here anyway. A reply comment that states that you ...
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7 votes
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When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

I'll disagree with Karlson on this one. You don't have to, but it's not very helpful. Just like the discussion on meta about closing Q with no research, my approach is a case by case. New/recent ...
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6 votes

Should we allow comment deletion after a set time?

When people have removed their comments, it's always possible (and indeed very common) to flag the out-of-context comments for mods to 'clean up' the conversation. Also be very careful not to get ...
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5 votes

Overzealous deletion of comments

I'm the mod who deleted your comment. Comments are second-class citizens on Travel.SE and as such they can be removed at any time, especially if they've been addressed already. I understand it might ...
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5 votes
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What to do with the comments on the tipping thread?

Tipping, is one of the topics that can be subjective regardless of the rules about it, simply because it is different from one person to another, some people are cheap, some are not and so on. Same ...
4 votes

Arbitrary deletion of comments

Is it possible for a 'normal' user possible to find out which mod has deleted comments on a particular question or answer No. At least, I'm unaware of any such facility available to 'normal' users. ...
4 votes
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Notify on comment moderation

I did delete the 8 x city name comment, as useless, filling space but not adding anything to the discussion. Yes, I did see it was getting upvotes, but I did not feel that upvotes were given for the ...
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4 votes

Arbitrary deletion of comments

It does not seem possible. The moderation tools available to users with more than 10000 reputation points include tools to review recently deleted questions and answers but not comments. Clearly, ...
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4 votes

When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

A good writer will be able to figure out why it's unclear and fix it. But not everyone is a good writer. "It's totally obvious to me what I meant!" So, while an explanation may not be mandatory, it'...
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4 votes

Hammer deletes comments. Is it fair to do that?

I have noticed a similar behavior. Apparently when you comment with a link to the dupe question and then vote to dupe-close, that comment is treated the same way as the standard "Possible duplicate of ...
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3 votes

Should comments be removed if their content got included in the answer?

Is my guess correct? I don't know as I don't have enough reputation here to find out. However, in stackexchange sites generally, I think it is rare for moderators to step in and clean up comments - ...
2 votes

Who ate my comment?

Who ate it This comment was deleted by the system, because several ordinary users flagged it as offensive. Mods can always undelete comments that any other mods deleted. But comments deleted by ...
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2 votes

Should Comments indicating possible duplication be flagged when incorrect?

You should not flag any comment unless it belongs to any of the followings: If you don't agree with the comment with a duplicate link, you can make a comment using @ + commenter's user name or edit ...
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2 votes
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Deletion of questions from new users without explanation

Should moderators be deleting such answers without comment? No definitely not. Rather, moderators should leave a trace when acting. It says so in the theory of moderation: Whenever possible, ...
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2 votes

Arbitrary deletion of comments

I'm reading this "complaint" with a smile. As an old timer on the Internet I have see every so many discussion board go overboard and users leaving in frustration. There are trolls and rude people ...
1 vote

Comment Formatting Goes Awry

@MarkMayo was correct: the comment didn't format correctly because I had omitted the "https://" part of the URL. With the entire URL included, the comment formatted correctly.
1 vote

Comment templates to be used when flagging for closure / deletion

Answers I'm Having this Problem Too Welcome to [travel.se]. This is not a discussion forum; please do not answer a question with another question. I strongly encourage you to take the site [tour] ...
1 vote

When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

There was a similar discussion on Meta Stackexchange going back to 2010. While it may be courteous to explain what is unclear it has never been the policy of Stackexchange to require people doing so. ...
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1 vote

Comments disappearing for no reason

Comments are not meant for eternity. You can find numerous quotes of that type all across meta.SE and the help centre. Deleting comments is a very simple and easy process both for those who wrote them ...
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