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Why were my comments deleted?

I wrote two comments on this question. Both were deleted. The moderators provided no justification for this deletion. Which "rules" did those comments violate? Related Is deleting ...
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Request to re-open a legitimate answer that was closed with no justification given

Please vote for reopening my answer to: What is a nice phrase to use instead of "ladies and gentlemen" to be more inclusive? My answer claims that the traditional term "ladies and ...
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Which kinds of answers in comments (if any) do we want to keep?

As I already said here, if we want to better define our stance on answers in comments, this has to be a community effort. We have to clarify how we react to users posting comments as answers, how, if, ...
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What should be done about highly controversial answers which attract many comments?

My answer to this question has been quite controversial, attracting several hundred positive and negative votes and a long thread of comments. An initial batch of comments was moved to chat per the ...
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Deleting comments versus moving them to chat

The banner for controversial posts that was recently introduced says: Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may use answers ONLY to provide a solution to the ...
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Should my comment have been deleted?

In this this question, Federico Poloni's wrote an answer: You can write an e-mail to the authors and ask for a copy of their published paper. Almost everyone will be happy to send you one. [...] ...
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What happened to my comment?

I left a highly upvoted comment on Henning's answer to this question agreeing with the second part of the answer and emphasizing that there's essentially no practical downside to using the initial ...
Noah Snyder's user avatar
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Why are comments critical of moderators simply deleted?

Yesterday I posted a comment on an answer to this question questioning moderator ff524's behavior of selectively moving comments to chat. My comment was in no way impolite and I think it raised a good ...
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Why are my comments getting deleted?

From time to time my comments get deleted (sometimes right after being posted). For me it is very frustrating - I feel chaotic in an environment in which my things change without a notice. I refresh ...
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Are there any rules for which comments are "too chatty" and which are not on Academia SE?

I flagged some comments on this post as too chatty. (Two years into my PhD program, and Mom is dying of cancer. Should I tell my advisor about it?) and it got declined. Why? The flagged comments were:...
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Shouldn't informative comments be left for a sufficient amount of time to be read by the intended reader?

In this question, the OP, who is a newcomer, answered to two questions that have been posted as comments directly under her original question, by commenting jakebeal's answer. This indeed doesn't get ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
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Why is this such a censored environment?

Every time I make a comment someone deletes it without explaining why. I've seen instances where someone is being deliberately rude and every time I reply my comment gets deleted. Why are we so ...
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Under what conditions should "thank you" comments be deleted?

Users of this site sometimes flag comments that say Thank you or +1, good answer for moderator deletion as 'too chatty.' There are varying opinions on MSE as to when such comments should ...
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Should the comments on this question be deleted?

Given some of our recent discussions on meta, it seems the community is particularly sensitive to moderator deleting comments that are related to moderator behaviour. This question has a "not ...
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Should moderators delete comments that are about moderation, once they become obsolete with respect to the question they're posted on?

Questions on Academia.SE are often closed, and then reopened after they have been edited and improved (either by the original poster or by other users). Usually this involves an extended discussion in ...
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Comments deletion in Academia SE

I know that extended comment discussions are discouraged and by SE rules they should be continued in chat. A prime example of this situation was the recent I was caught cheating on an exam, how can I ...
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Is deleting comments a form of censorship?

Fellow Users of Academia.SE, Recently on academia.SE and meta.academia.SE, I wrote that I was unwilling to have longterm participation in a site for which content -- specifically comments, although ...
Pete L. Clark's user avatar
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Removing useful but not immediately on-topic comments

I recently deleted a few comments (mods, you can see them here) which had been flagged as off-topic. Briefly, the OP had asked a question, a community member answered, and then a separate discussion ...
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Why were the comments from this post deleted?

This question had certain comments by 2 users( JeffE , and scaaahu ) which although were not strictly on-topic, but nonetheless added to the discussion by providing a different viewpoint. Why were ...
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