This question isn't exactly tied to politics.se, it's simply the last place I happened to see it.
There will be a question, it will get some comments. Those comments do not help define or refine the question, but are instead funny, or commentary on the situation, or some other thing. They are not exactly "Me too" type comments, but they don't strictly help the question either.
Along will come someone with the correct privileges and delete all the comments (not move them to chat, which may be a bit better). While I do understand that a SE site is meant to be a kind of wiki of information, it seems like it should also be fun. If you can't even have a little fun in the comments section, then why should one even bother coming to the site, other then to ask questions. And with no one coming to the site, who will create the high quality answers?
You can see a kind of example of this (though to be fair there is no real proof) with busy, and popular, SE sites. Their comments are often fun in nature. Sometimes moved to conversation. But none-the-less the rule of the comment must clarify the question or answer is not followed as strictly.
It seems to me that "disallowing" fun comments, hurts the overall site. Though I do understand the need to not turn the site into a forum.
Should we be more lax on the comments sections?