About 24 hours ago, I posted an edit to my answer to a PSE question concerning the time when interstellar travel (in any form, or, at least, without specification of its form) might have begun: As stated in that edit, it replaced nearly all of the original answer, which had discussed only the time (2017) when the first arrival of an object from interstellar space had been interpreted (by a well-known astronomer appointed by an Ivy League university) as representing the probable arrival of an artifact designed by an alien civilization. My attention had been drawn to my significant error by a downvote and a couple of helpful comments, but some other comments had been absurdly derisive and seem to have had some humorous intent, as they could literally be read as casting aspersions about the astronomer's motivations.
I had deleted most of my own comments, and included, in my edited answer's opening paragraphs, my motivations for the complete revision of my answer: However, when I added some detail in a new comment on the edited answer a short while ago, I was sorry to see that the entire barrage of comments (minus one or two of my own, which I had been able to delete upon the posting of my answer's edited version) remains visible.
As I believe I'm qualified to access review queues, it may be that I should've deleted the humorous comments when editing my answer, but I'm not sure of the procedure. In any case, for the moment I'm hoping to have them removed promptly. Is it necessary to flag a moderator to have that accomplished, or is there a procedure allowing me to accomplish it myself?