note: this is not a dupe of this - that one regards flagging ones comments as offensive because they were in 'a bad mood' when writing them. This request is about flagging my own comments as obsolete.
I'm quite active in a public beta site, and it should be enough to say that when a new mod is added to the team they are warned about 'the serial flagger' - me. I'm quite intrigued by the idea of nuking obsolete comments from orbit - like requests for sources, etc.
Take this example:
Here, I'm asking the author for a source, which was eventually added (yay!). In this case, the comments are obsolete and need nuking. However, I'm unable to flag my own comments, and I don't want to delete them and break the thread.
From what I know of the way comment flags are displayed, they are grouped by the post they are under, with only the flagged ones displayed. We all want to make work easier for our mods (and get helpful flags for ourselves!), so why not let me flag my own comments as obsolete?
I've tried quite a few different ways, and it appears that the ability to flag one's own comments is actually enforced server-side - even my autoflag userscript (which makes direct POST requests) couldn't manage it.
Could we at least allow the flagging of one's own comments server-side? We don't need to show the UI if it's too much trouble, although that would be a plus too.