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Deleting a comment (mine) shouldn’t count as a comment vote

It is not uncommon to want to remove my own comments from a post, once the comments are obsolete. However, this often leads to the

You may only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds


  1. This is annoying. Is there any reason to rate-limit deletion of my own comments?

  2. The error text is wrong, as I'm not submitting a comment vote. The first couple of times I saw the error, I assumed I had mis-clicked.


  1. Don't rate-limit deletion of comments.

  2. If this is unacceptable for some reason, change the verbiage of the error message to be less confusing.

marked as duplicate by Bo Persson, amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, Manishearth, Lance Roberts, Charles Jan 7 '13 at 19:22

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  • This request isn't new – juergen d Jan 7 '13 at 16:58
  • Everything is rate limited in some way. – Robert Harvey Jan 7 '13 at 16:59
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    @RobertHarvey That doesn't mean it should be. – Servy Jan 7 '13 at 17:11
  • +1 half a year later, the issues still not solved (didn't see this before posting the exact same question/bug) and disagreeing with the duplicate which addresses only the second bullet, not the first – kleopatra Aug 4 '13 at 11:36

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