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I migrated a question from Skeptics over to Stats.

When it got there, it had lost the last comment. I’m confident that the comment wasn’t deleted by a moderator on Stats since it was gone immediately after the question arrived on that site.

This looks like a bug, no?

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Since this is [status-bydesign], you can make it into a [feature-request]--> "Don't auto delete comments longer than X chars" –  Manishearth Jun 15 '12 at 10:58
@Manish Not sure it’s worth it … I’m still thinking ;) –  Konrad Rudolph Jun 15 '12 at 10:59

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It's an intended feature, any comment linking to the target site gets removed, as it likely is something along the lines

This question belongs on site X

and is not necessary anymore after migration. In this case the comment was …

@user1873 This is not a question of “belief” or “opinion”. I do see the supposed ambiguity, but I also know that the two interpretations collapse into the same. People who think that the two alternative interpretations yield different results simply lack a piece of knowledge (in particular, they discard conditional probabilities, or they confuse p(A|B) and p(B|A)). All people who understand Bayes see that the two alternatives will yield the same result. These comments are inadequate to explain this. Why don’t you repost the question on stats.stackexchange.com?

… where the comment deletion trigger (on the target site) is a link to the target site in the comment itself.

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Arrgh. Bad heuristic. –  Konrad Rudolph Jun 15 '12 at 10:57
Any link to the target site? Even if linked to a specific question? (Like: a possible duplicate on the target site?) –  Arjan Jan 13 at 21:34
@Arjan You'll have to ask someone that works for SE for the specifics –  Mad Scientist Jan 13 at 21:35

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