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You can't delete other people's comments directly, in review or otherwise. If you think a comment is rude or abusive, or just no longer needed, you can flag it for moderator attention by clicking the little flag icon next to the comment.


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The questions here and here have comments that should have been posted as answers, and replies saying "thanks, please post this as an answer." You have proposed to delete the thank-you comments, which will permit the Roomba to cull the question. A better solution might be to transfer the should-have-been-an-answer comment to an answer, then mark ...


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I was the moderator that rejected most of your flags. There were 4 or 5 flags from the same user in a very short span of time, on questions from 10 (or something) years ago. While the intentions you are now describing are noble, as per the Roomba definition: the annoyance to those searching for a solution outweighs the increasingly-small chance that an ...


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I suspect there will be other perspectives, but I'll get things started with an answer in favor of deleting most comments in these scenarios. Possible criteria: The comments are "chatty" without contributing anything that advances the question toward an answer. Examples are "thank you", "good question!", or "I don't know&...


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I don't think we should. Although thank you comments don't bring anything pragmatically useful to the discussion at hand, there's nothing inherently wrong in expressing your gratitude towards someone who helped you. Even though there's no moral value in flagging these type of comments, I don't think it's prudent to encourage it since it might be interpreted ...


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Perhaps if you argue from a very short-sighted, by-the-rules perspective; and indeed, retaining this argument for deleting these comments is probably useful if their volume ever gets out of hand on particularly popular questions. That said, I doubt it's healthy in the long-term to discourage people being nice to each other. Who's it hurting?


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Nothing happens if you simply cast an upvote on it. Whenever a user votes to close as a duplicate, they also automatically cast an upvote on the corresponding comment. If the user is the first one (and therefore the comment does not exist), they will automatically create the comment. Therefore, the number of upvotes on the comment does not necessarily ...


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