48 votes

Apologies and parting notes

On the one hand, I'm sorry to see you go because... selfishly I suppose... I saw you as potentially a hugely positive influence on the site. On the other hand, you clearly haven't been happy here in ...
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Apologies and parting notes

From one retired line cook to another, I'm pretty damn sorry to see you go. I saw you shooting flares up, I saw you doing what you thought was right, and at the same time I knew that trying to fight ...
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34 votes

Apologies and parting notes

I'm sorry this wasn't the right community for you - or, at least, that it currently isn't. I've been quieter the last few weeks because this site has been a huge struggle for me for various reasons ...
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How do I know who deleted my comments?

Conveniently, it looks like your comment was captured in chat. It was posted on this question, and read: Not an answer, but you should not do it not just because it is a fraud, but also because ...
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No apologies and parting notes

As there's no real question here, but only some POV, pros and cons points, I'll just address some of these points, hopefully to challenge your claims. But I also had lots of comments and answers ...
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Could mods stop deleting the comments?

If comments are actual clarifications, they should be added to the OP and then deleted. If they are answering the question, they should be changed into an answer and then deleted. If they are ...
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Answers in comment: do we get notification when our answer-comment got deleted?

No, we don't get notified when our comments are removed. Although sometimes CMs and mods do leave comments to notify the users encouraging them to post an actual answer, it is not to be expected of ...
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Does IPS moderate comments differently from the rest of the Network?

TL;DR: While we use the same standards as the rest of the network, there are two main differences in how we implement them: We are extremely strict on comments. If your comment doesn't fall under ...
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Arguably useful comment was deleted

I deleted your comment because it was an answer as far as this site is concerned. We don't have "comments" here. The "add a comment" text on the main site specifically was changed to read "suggest ...
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No apologies and parting notes

Your answer wasn't deleted because it violated the be nice policy. A mod left a comment explaining why the answer was deleted and what was needed to edit the answer to qualify it for undeletion. They ...
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Why would a moderator delete a comment to a question which requests down vote clarification?

We are pretty strict about comments on this site. They're intended for other users to ask for clarification and suggest (concrete, constructive) improvements to a post, and are explicitly not for ...
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Clarification on deleted comment

Your comment was flagged and subsequently deleted. It was like Looking at your comment, it seems like you are kinda answering the question in the comment. Especially when you skip the first sentence. ...
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Why were comments pointing out potential bad advice in an answer deleted?

When we say that comments need to "ask for clarification" - we mean that. Your comment is an argument. It's stating your preferred action and why the answer is wrong. This is not asking for ...
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How to tell whether comments have been deleted due to moderator action or user flagging

Short of a diamond mod actually telling you, there's really no way to know. If you suspect comments are being deleted unfairly by the community, you can flag the parent post for moderator attention ...
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My comment in the question about farting got deleted

It's funny is exactly why it's removed at such a young age. Or it might invite more such funny anecdotes. Although SE as a whole does leave some funny comments alone for a bit longer, the situation ...
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Who is allowed to delete comments?

From the FAQ on Meta.SE: Who can delete comments? A user may delete one of their own comments at any time by clicking on the (x) icon that appears to the right of the comment's timestamp when the ...
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Could mods stop deleting the comments?

We're actively working to discourage people from misusing comments. Right now the normal "leave comment" text has been reworded to say "suggest improvements" to see if it has an effect on commenting ...
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9 votes
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Comment explaining a downvote deleted

TL;DR It looks like your intentions were good on this one, but your wording (on the first few readthroughs) makes your comment look more like an opinion than a back-up suggestion. Let's clear up a ...
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9 votes

Why were my two comments censored?

It's not censorship. Comments aren't intended to be permanent, no matter what they offer, and SE policy is generally such that "censorship" isn't even a consideration on deleting comments. In this ...
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Comments on answer keep getting removed

As Robert mentioned on your Meta Stack Exchange question: Martin, comments are meant to ask for clarification or otherwise make suggestions to improve a post... and then removed when they serve ...
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8 votes

Why was my comment deleted, feedback requested?

To paraphrase, the question was how to deal with parents who mislead them (and partner) into eating animal products despite them being vegetarian. The answer stated that the author should elicit ...
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Comment explaining a downvote deleted

I was the one who deleted that comment, for the reasons Scohe provided in their answer. I'm downvoting this answer mainly because of the last paragraph : it seems your understanding of this ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

It is important for users to actually answer questions. Posting comment answers anywhere on Stack Exchange is not something we encourage. This site attracts many, many of these offhand comment answers ...
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How to give advice to OP when comments are deleted and not moved to chat?

In this site I have seen comments get deleted without even leaving a reason left behind. I have gotten comments deleted that were real comments not detrimental, were not an answer but were giving ...
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7 votes

Could mods stop deleting the comments?

This stack is very different from others concerning the comments. If no comments would be deleted, the comment sections would blow up almost indefinitely in size. Therefore, a rule to only allow ...
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7 votes

Could we take measures to alleviate some of the exasperation from deleted comments? Should we?

This is a great discussion to have and I appreciate how you've explained your perspective! To start, here's some things we already do, and how I think we might improve: Leaving a comment about ...
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Why were some comments removed?

I deleted the comments. Any post with more than twenty comments is autoflagged by the system. As a moderator, it's my job to review them and determine if the comments need to be there. In this case, I ...
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Why are my comments being deleted before I can even read the answer to them?

I deleted the comments there. I'm sorry for leaving one myself and then deleting that before you read it, it seems to have confused you and that wasn't my intent. While the scope of IPS and ...
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Why was my relevant comment deleted?

Your comment was not about asking for clarification or suggesting improvements. It was just a reply to another commentator. We have a strict policy on using comments only for asking for clarifications ...
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