It has become quite a common occurrence now that I edit a post, flag a comment for removal citing the 'obsolete' reason, and almost all of those flags get marked as helpful, and the comment removed.
Why not automate this process?
Assume a scenario in which I edit a post, mark some related comments which are linked to the edit and are addressed. If the edit is approved (the users approving also check whether or not the comments are correctly addressed and unmark any that aren't) the comments are automatically removed by the Community user.
(Of course, this will only be valid for reviewed edits, not automatic ones like the OP doing an edit to their own post. Otherwise we'll have unaddressed comments getting auto-deleted.)
Since the whole purpose of a comment is to suggest corrections of some errors in a post, this seems logical. Then there would be no need for this redundant 'obsolete' reason, and moderators will be free to focus on removing offensive/spam/off-topic comments, questions and answers.
Has this been proposed before? If yes, what happened?