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flagged comments disappear instantly … what's going on?

I flagged a few of comments as off-topic today, and they disappeared immediately.

Is this coincidental, e.g., enough other people also flagged it and it reached an auto-delete limit?

Or, bless your hearts, have I gotten magical powers?

Edit I don't recall all the flags, but indeed, at least one or two were accept-rate-related.

This is nice, but somewhat disappointing as I'd been hoping for magical powers.

  • Questions that are about accept rate, ones that are just "thank you"s and ones that have certain "bad language" in them can be deleted immediately, from what I've seen.
    – Ry-
    Sep 7, 2012 at 15:07

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What did the comments say?

There are certain phrases that, if found in a flagged comment, cause that comment to be automatically deleted.

They usually concern the posters accept rate.

  • Ah. I don't actually recall some of them, but I know at least one of them was an accept-rate-related comment after someone had already embedded an accept-rate nudge inside a larger comment. Sep 7, 2012 at 14:00
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    @DaveNewton Here's an answer from Jeff where he hints at this functionality. Sep 7, 2012 at 14:05

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