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Moderator Philipp selectively deleting on-topic comments on answer

I and others made some comments on this answer addressing specific points in it to make it less misleading for future readers. This is explicitly on-topic and allowed. However, moderator Philipp ...
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LOTS of comments being deleted

I'm see a whole lot of comments being deleted in this SE site compared to most of the rest. I can only offer my opinion, but I find that a turn off. Politics is going to naturally be a chatty area of ...
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Why were all of the comments on my question deleted?

Some 15 comments or so were deleted by Philipp on this question. Notably, the first comment (which was by another user, whose handle I do not recall) asked something along the lines of "Your ...
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In what respect is a comment correcting an erroneous attempted improvement not constructive?

Suppose an answer says foo is bar because of fact #1. User Hardy comments in good faith: fact #1 is not true on days beginning with T, according to the famous Professor Wiser's work in the 1960s. ...
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Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?

Few hours ago I have posted a comment under this downvoted post saying that three high reputation users have answered it and it doesn't deserve to be downvoted. Surprisingly the comment got ...
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Why were my comments deleted from this question about Israel?

At Military aid Israel has received from the US , I posted a comment saying that I was voting to close the question because it's trivially googleable. If any country has had foreign aid from the US ...
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Comment was deleted but not understanding why

Comments in my understanding should provide more details on the question, ask for more details, and overall build on the question. My comment was just deleted and not understanding how it didnt fit. ...
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Deleted comment - just gone

I would like to know why my comments are deleted: Why won't Israel just capture Palestine? I have commented the Chad answer... I didn't get notify or something. I cannot see my old comment ...
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Should there be a revision history for comments?

As a long time reader but only a recent member, I have often found the arguments in comments to be helpful. They help to shape future answers and often the questions themselves and are useful to ...
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What happened to my comments on this question?

I asked this question. And I then replied to Pete W's comment. This has now vanished - why?
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Do deleted comments exist anywhere?

Do deleted comments exist anywhere? My recent question about Trump's January 6 speech had this comment: If I am sitting by a deep swimming pool and see an unsupervised toddler child playing close to ...
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Why were my comments deleted?

Ref : https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/922/what-are-dis-advantages-of-one-world-one-country I had responded to two comments, and both had nothing which were against SE. They were still ...
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Why were my comments about the Dershowitz question inappropriate?

In How did Alan Dershowitz end up on Trumps' legal team? , the question was two sentences long. I posted a comment, asking whether Trump has a bad record on civil liberties, because the question ...
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Flagged rude response to my comment, my comment was deleted

In response to this question, Was Saddam ever a US ally? , a poster made misleading claims. When I pointed this out in a comment, they posted a bunch of obstructionist responses, full of non ...
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Why were comments in my IS answer deleted?

Related to Why are IS referred to as “so-called”? I had 2 comments below my answer that were not irrelevant and I'd like to add them to my answer as an update. The comments were deleted. Why?
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Shouldn't a slight liberalization on comments policy be useful on Politics SE site?

I have recently asked this question and received some comments. The whole initial series of comments was removed by a moderator and replaced with: Comments deleted. Comments are for providing ...
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Why were comments about a big error in an answer deleted?

Can a moderator shed light on why two comments on the answer to the question Have there been other territories with a situation similar to Gaza in terms of occupation or control? were deleted? The ...
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Why were my comments under this answer deleted?

My comments under this answer have been deleted without explanation. The top comment under the answer says that comments have been moved to chat, but I don't see mine there. If they were deemed ...
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why was my comment erased?

Why was the comment "none of this provides a clear factual answer to the question" to the answer here erased? It does fit.
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Why were the comments deleted rather than moved to chat?

The comments for the question Why is the British government so determined to arrest Julian Assange? (the question itself, not the answers) were deleted, rather than moved to chat. I flagged a question ...
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Comment deletion policy should be changed significantly

The moderators are too quick to delete comments. They frequently delete them without giving any notice. They should raise the threshold for comment deletion considerably. As an example, a recent ...
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Why was my comment on free healthcare deleted twice?

I wrote a comment on this question Why do American people or politicians not complain about healthcare? In which I only stated that "there is no such thing as free healthcare". The first time I ...
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Why was my comment correcting the accusations against Bill Clinton deleted?

This answer claims that one of the reasons "Hillary Clinton seems untrustworthy to Americans" is attacking the women accusing her husband of adultery When I pointed out that the accusations ...
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Would it be possible to refrain from unilaterally deleting comment threads *without preserving the comments*?

I know that the official policy of Joel/SE is that comments are ephemeral and subject to unlimited deletion at a mere wish of a moderator. However, I feel that deleting comments - which leaves ZERO ...
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Why was my context comment about Mark Judge deleted?

User Machavity's answer to How did the Kavanaugh confirmation move so quickly despite the serious allegations? cites an uncompelling David French National Review piece which, among other things, ...
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Why are all the comments, including mine, deleted from this post about Trump?

I have been active on SO for many years and never knew about this site. It popped up in Hot Questions and I left a comment to participate in the discussion, a few weeks ago. Revisiting the discussion, ...
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