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Automatically remove all non-meta comments after a certain amount of time

Update: I was involved in some very useful discussion in comments under @tinkeringbell's answer. It helped clarify some of the arguments against automatic deletion. If there's interest in this ...
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Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? [duplicate]

Basically the title is the question: Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? I couldn't find the answer in the help center or here on meta. But I'm pretty sure that I had comments under ...
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Notification about “I added the info you asked for” comment

On one hand, comments like "I added the info you asked for" should be deleted, as discussed here. On the other hand, if they get deleted, the previous commenter who had asked for the info ...
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Flag comments “please edit to clarify X”, “done” for deletion?

Should comments like "please add details of X to your answer", "done" be flagged for deletion? Deleting them would improve readability of the thread. The answer-relevant ...
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A system to undelete useful comments?

Sometimes a good question is deleted because a few people think it adds no value. Sometimes a good answer is deleted because a few people think it is not fit according to them. But there's the option ...
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Why were my comments pointing out an error in an answer deleted?

I have twice posted comments under an answer by moderator Tinkeringbell to the question Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age? These comments have pointed out that the answer ...
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Correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments

What is the correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments? I often visit one of my old posts and see that the comments have become "unnecessary", I then want to get rid of those comments. The ...
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How do I delete all my comments?

I want to delete all of my comments, but the https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/comments/$ID/delete API method has a limit of 20 deletions per day. I don't want to call it every day for months, so is ...
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Why was the entire comment thread to this answer deleted? [duplicate]

The entire comment thread to my answer to this gender pronoun question was deleted. Can anyone with admin rights see the old thread? [Edit And explain why it was deleted?] Edit 2 Moving up comments ...
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Can mods contextually delete comments?

Recently, I've seen comments get deleted but the context around them aren't: (For clarity, the above comments are all responses, 4 initial comments were deleted, the top one is in response to ...
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Some moderator tools related to deleted comments aren't working

Since at least 1 August, the moderator tool “show X deleted comments” leads to a 404 page. For example: on Is the calculation of infinite sums solvable by a computer?, I click “mod” then “show 7 ...
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When commenting before deleting a post, is the comment lost? [duplicate]

Sometimes it is appropriate to delete your own answer or question. That is often because someone explained a problem, and one accepts that the question or answer is not valuable. That is not directly ...
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Should all comments be deleted?

Sometimes, mods delete comments. In fact, sometimes mods delete entire comment threads. This inspires people to come to this meta or site-specific metas to ask "why were my comments deleted" (e.g. ...
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Is resources reduction one of the important reasons that questions/answers are deleted?

Today I clicked a link to a question on SO and got, 404 - This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation. That took me to another page, Why and how are some questions deleted?...
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Why was the comment delete button changed from the X icon to the word “Delete”? [duplicate]

Update: I found my answer in an answer to another feature request. Basically, this was done for accessibility reasons, as well as to make the style match. I didn't find that post initially because the ...
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Help! I'm being haunted by a non-existent comment

This is a deleted answer. When I open it it shows me one comment, along with the option to "show 1 more comment": However, when I click on "show 1 more comment" nothing happens. That is to say that ...
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Any record of deleted comments? [duplicate]

I got an e-mail notification of three comments to a question I posted. Now going to look, I see one of the comments, but the other two are not there. Presumably, they were deleted. Since a record is ...
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Can we share the workload of comment cleanup with the community?

The whole reason Stack Exchange exists is to let people post questions and answers to those questions. Since the very first day of Stack Overflow's existence, Qs and As have been considered first-...
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'Owner' formatting incorrectly applied on deleted comments [duplicate]

There is special formatting for user links in comments posted by the author of the question; it has a different background, to distinguish it from comments from other users. However, this background ...
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Is it possible to retrieve comments deleted by a moderator?

I believe a moderator inappropriately deleted some of my comments. I have about 5K reputation there, and I am quite aware of the rules of Stack Exchange (SE) in general. My comments were ...
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Show me a message if a comment I'm editing gets deleted

When I'm editing a comment, if the comment gets deleted in the meantime, I'm not notified in any way. This poses a problem because if I try to submit my edit, my edited comment is irretrievably ...
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Allow me to delete my own comments if they get moved to chat

Normally, I can delete a comment on a post at any time after I comment. However, if a moderator moves the post's comments to chat, I lose the ability to delete my comments that got moved to chat. ...
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What to do about “hanging” comments?

Frequently I'll be on various SE sites and see directed comments in direct response to others. Sometimes I find these intriguing as to what triggered the response, but I scroll up to find that the ...
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Comment deletion events in the revisions list

When a mod moves comments to chat, an entry "Mod Moved Comments To Chat" appears in the edit history (revisions list) of a question/answer (Example). I believe it would be useful if a similar entry ...
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Are comments which respond to another comment deleted by single flag?

I am aware that sometimes comments are deleted as a result of single flag if they contains some blacklisted words/phrases, as explained in several posts on this site. (For example: What is the SE ...
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Single Flag deletes comment with profanity [duplicate]

There is an existing question How is it possible that a single user who is not a moderator can delete a comment? 4 years old about a post a year prior, that focuses on a post containing the word(s) '...
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Viewed, deleted comments staying in inbox

Lets start with a life-like scenario. User A receives an offensive comment in his inbox from the OP of a question. A then clicks on the notification in order to flag the offending comment. A mod sees ...
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Do questioners see deleted comments in their inbox? [duplicate]

Say Foo asks a question, then I comment "Yeah, right? Totally true, Foo." Then I delete it. Can Foo still read the comment in their inbox notification drop down?
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Allow users to view deleted comment history

I had comments deleted on a question, losing some interesting information, which prompted me to raise this meta.vi question about how to see comments. This meta.SE question shows that there is indeed ...
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Can rude comments that were removed be accessed later on?

Over here I told a user that his question was off-topic; which triggered a really nasty reply by him. I flagged "rude" immediately (which is perfectly fine - it was rude); but now I kinda regret ... ...
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Comments moved to chat. Why all?

A question I posted was closed as duplicate (I think it's worth reopening and in fact I'm trying to get it reopened). Also, a bunch of people made comments and a moderator moved those comments and my ...
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Auto-deletion of old comments based on the number of upvotes [duplicate]

I've encountered some Meta posts on the sites I am active or used to be active that complain about moderators' deleting comments without notifying the OP. Some OPs even complain that their comments ...
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Should I flag for comment restoration? [closed]

A user is accusing me of plagiarizing their comment as my answer. We both posted relatively the same comment within 30 seconds. My comment had a functional example though and the OP told me to posted ...
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Broken highlighting on deleted comments [duplicate]

There is a minor bug in the display of deleted comments (visible to ♦ moderators and SE staff only) that is, well, bugging me. Background Moderators can see deleted comments, which is very handy when ...
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Delete comment on mobile version shows weird-looking combination of icon and letters

This probably is a bug. When I tried to delete my comment on the mobile version (particularly, Android mobile, Chrome browser, Stack Overflow's post), I noticed this strange looking combination of ...
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Allow users to see deleted comments on their own posts

I know that moderator access tool (10k) is required in order to view deleted posts. I am talking about showing deleted comments on users' own posts. For example, this post of mine has this comment ...
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What is the point of 5 minutes comment edit window, if we can delete and re-post? [duplicate]

I am aware of the "comment-timeout" which prevents the user to edit comments after 5 minutes edit window. But, it doesn't prevent the user from deleting and posting a new comment with modified ...
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I made a comment and then later realized it was wrong; How do I make sure not to annoy the person I replied to?

I made a comment asking if something was correct (@user shouldn't it be foo not bar?) then later realized that I was an idiot and they were completely correct. So, my first thought was to delete the ...
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Can I view my comments if someone deletes them?

I would like to know whether I can view my comments under someone else's answer to my questions once someone deletes them. I do not know why they were deleted. They seem to constructive to me. Weather ...
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Android app crashes when mod tries to delete comment of non-member user [duplicate]

If a moderator tries to delete a comment of a user that is not a member on the site (because the question was migrated) then the Android app crashes (app version 1.0.77). The bug can be reproduced ...
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Why can't I see moderator-deleted comments on my own question?

The first question I ever asked on a Stack Exchange site (Stack Overflow) had about 5 comments with 2 of them being mine. Supposedly a moderator deleted the comments, however the comments held some ...
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Automatic “possible duplicate” comment is not made, if presumed duplicate is linked in a deleted comment [duplicate]

The following just happened to me here: I posted a comment on a question: Related: [Link to other question] I made up my mind and decided that the related question was not only related but a ...
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iOS app crashes after deleting a comment

This crash is happening in version 1.3.1. I believe this bug was introduced in 1.3.0 or 1.3.1. Delete a comment. Select another comment. Crash!
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Should the comment be removed once it becomes obsolete? [duplicate]

Comments like "can you provide more information?" or "clarify what you mean" can become obsolete when the post gets edited. Should the comment be removed after the edit, or not? I think that removing ...
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Moderator can delete my reply to his comment just because he wanted to delete his comment?

Strange thing occurred. User with moderator status pointed out something being wrong in my post. Only it wasn't really wrong, he just didn't read carefully, which I politely pointed out. Having his ...
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Show an indicator when an answer (or comment) is deleted for users without moderator tools privilege [duplicate]

When a user without moderator tools privilege (10K on most sites) opens a link to deleted question (example), they will see 404 page, which is clearly showing that the post is already deleted. ...
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Is it good practice to delete my own comment after assimilated into the question / answer?

When I comment suggesting a change to the question or answer, and the author uses it, is it good form to then delete my comment? Sometimes the author leaves a "yes-thanks" comment which is then ...
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Pinged Person in a Comment Deleted within Seconds: How does notification work? [duplicate]

I recently deleted a comment within seconds of posting it. I had pinged a user in that comment. Will the user get notified? Will the notification be automatically removed, as it is obsolete? Will the ...
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Deleted comments break a conversation [duplicate]

I answered a question and then continued to clarify things for the asker, both by editing my answer and by answering directly in the comments. Now the original asker has deleted his questions, ...
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Editing deleted comments fails on Android app

(I apologize in advance if this is more of a feature enhancement than a bug.) When choosing to edit a comment, I can still see my original, and I'm able to delete it while I'm editing. (I haven't ...