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- Let us view our deleted comments 1 answer
Only mods can see deleted comments
Why can only mods see deleted comments, but any user with sufficiently high rep can see deleted questions and answers?
I am not saying this is a bad idea. (Though if you think it is, I'd love to know why.) I am curious what the significant difference between questions/answers and comments is in this respect.
My current thoughts:
Advantage: Most deleted comments are garbage.
Disadvantage: There isn't any real way to "audit" or discuss moderator behavior, as with deleted posts. This cascades into other areas, such as the decision to lock a post because of (deleted) off-topic comments (see How many off-topic comments does this have?).
In my limited experience most deleted posts are garbage too. What is the significant difference?