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I suppose this question could be seen as a duplicate of When should comments be flagged as "not constructive"? but my question is specific to particular comments and I don't think I'd get an answer if I posted my question as an answer to When should comments be flagged as "not constructive"? . Hence my making this post.

Anyway, the comments in reference are in response to http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/203301/186308 . They include, among other things, someone saying something like "@HugoDozois /facepalm". I flagged it as not constructive but no action seems to have been taken and I'd like someone to walk me through how exactly it - and some of the other comments there - are constructive.

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If all harmless comments not being really constructive are to be removed then moderators would not have time for the real problems. If enough users flag a comment it will be removed automatically. – juergen d Oct 29 '13 at 14:48
It's meta. Even programmers need a place to relax. ♫ – Shadow Wizard Oct 29 '13 at 14:54
Hey, come on. It's Meta. – Amal Murali Oct 29 '13 at 14:55
Meta is practically a moderator's (evil) lair. If all these "not constructive" comments were unwelcome, then they would be deleted quickly. This would be different on the main site, though. – Jamal Oct 29 '13 at 14:56
The comment hardly qualifies. It is in response to the buuuut I want badgesssss joke. I'd certainly dispute that flag, use it only where the comment is directed to put someone down, is condescending, etc. – Martijn Pieters Oct 29 '13 at 15:04
The only problem with that comment is the lack of Unicorns. – Bart Oct 29 '13 at 15:10
Just consider humour to be constructive (sometimes / mostly), then all humorous comments and posts are no longer automatically 'not constructive'. – Dukeling Oct 29 '13 at 15:11
@Bart unicorns? Why not Zoidberg? (\/)(;,,;)(\/) – mikeTheLiar Oct 29 '13 at 15:19
Considering I have had NC flags on "+1 I agree" comments declined on MSO, I don't really buy the "would not have enough time" position @juergend. They obviously have time to review comment flags on meta but just choose to review them differently than on other SE sites. – jball Oct 29 '13 at 16:54
I /facepalm at your /facepalm flag. What a waste of time. – Won't Oct 30 '13 at 14:20

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