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When checking on a discussion over approaching punditry, I noticed that the data dump (at least the one for Meta) seems to be missing quite a few comments. The most recent data dump includes 33256 comments. Considering that we're approaching comment ID 100000 on meta, I doubt that the whole rest was deleted. I didn't run around hunting for lots of examples, but comment 80017 is one, at least.

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I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot of deleted comments, but 70% is a little high. –  Kyle Cronin Mar 21 '10 at 19:55
    
Check out this answer: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42601/… Not too sure what happened there. –  Jon Seigel Mar 21 '10 at 19:59
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@Jon Seigel: Those long discussion threads sometimes get erased; that's normal. What I'm talking about are comments that are not deleted on the site, but are missing from the data dump. –  balpha Mar 21 '10 at 20:03

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These missing comments will be in the next data dump.

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/03/creative-commons-data-dump-mar-10/#comment-44831

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Thanks, Geoff. Looks like Greg was faster than me on that catch. –  balpha Mar 21 '10 at 20:49

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