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This is by design. All comments, when posted, have the same structure: content – username time where "time" is either relative for recent comments or absolute for others. The " – " is to provide a bit of spacing between the comment's content and its meta-data (attribution and time). If you end your comment's content with foo, therefore, ...


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There's an even shorter undocumented scheme for shortening comment URLs, that makes for links even shorter than Cave Johnson's answer: just take the comment ID, i.e. the first number in the #comment[x]_[y] fragment, and put it into /posts/comments/[x]. Examples: https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/54293/is-there-any-demonstrated-or-even-proposed-...


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It looks like I was able to get the comment link to work even when I removed the title segment from the urls. So I changed https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/54293/is-there-any-demonstrated-or-even-proposed-technology-that-can-sterilize-a-space?noredirect=1#comment177960_54293 https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/41023/why-cant-we-build-a-...


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I only have so many flags a day, and I’m sure the moderators don’t want me to use all of them trying to clean up my old outlasted-their-usefulness comments. Comments are temporary, yes. But there's more to deleting them than meets the eye. For example, deleting comments might mean there are replies to those comments that are left hanging. Replies that you ...


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While I understand the use cases you mention and how this can be annoying on mobile devices, I don't see this feature getting prioritized any time soon — as such, I'm status-declined'ing it. While there are indeed some limitations to the functionality — it doesn't work on comments — SevenSidedDie's answer to one of the posts you link to shows how there is ...


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One way this can make sense is equating the rate-limits to reputation as a form of trust. Another way would be like the daily flag limits where the more successful flags you raise the more you get. In this case, the overall number of comments and self-deleted comments could raise your daily limit. (Assuming a user who made 10k comments and self-deleted 5k ...


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