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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 ...
Heinzi's user avatar
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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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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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How to flag questions about import/export?

Customs-related questions are normally considered on-topic here as long as they relate to travel (customs & border crossing are listed as topics we cover). So questions about bringing items with ...
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7 votes

How is this not a link-only answer?

I don't think it's one of our best answers on the site by any stretch, but it's somewhat more than just the bare links given as examples in "your answer is in another castle." It is, at least, a ...
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5 votes
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Do spam posts’ personal information need to be redacted?

I'm the mod who declined the flag. While I do acknowledge that the spam post is still visible to all 10k+ users, its generally of little concern as 99.99% of our visitors will never have access to it. ...
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User experience for new users who post questions as answers

I can't quickly find the reference, but if I understand correctly StackExchange would let the user see any comments posted by a mod before or after their post is deleted. Likewise they would still see ...
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1 vote

What is an answer?

My personal two cents on this are as follows: Q: What is 2+2: A: 5 - that is an answer Wrong answer -> downvote it Q: What is 2+2: A: I'd like to know what 3+3 is - that is not an ...
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