Recently I've noticed some of my comments and exchanges under posts end up disappearing without any reason. What is happening? I reckon a moderator might be deleting them, or they are being randomly flagged, but these were neither part of an extended discussion, which typically get removed after a while, nor eligible for any of the common comment flags (such as being unkind, spam, etc).
- Has anyone else experienced this? It would be nice to know at least why they are being so promptly deleted. I understand that sometimes when a comment has been addressed and therefore is no longer relevant, then it can be removed. But other times when it's praising a good answer, or suggesting an edit, or criticising something, it would be nice to not have them deleted, as after all it's mostly via comments that we discuss/communicate here in SE and form a cohesive community. Additionally, commented suggestions might also be useful for other and future readers that might also write questions or answers.
I think it would be helpful not to have comments aggressively removed if they are not part of extended discussions, nor mean-spirited. Moreover it's often difficult to judge if a comment is truly no longer relevant, so maybe, it might be best to simply leave them be.