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Deletion of on-topic comment threads

Vote up this answer if you think the instrument of moving a comment thread to chat should be used along the lines of Todd Trimble's comment -- i.e. only if a discussion in comments goes off-topic or ...
Stefan Kohl's user avatar
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Catering to professional appearance a bit much?

I support Darij completely. I'll even go a bit further and say that any thread that stood open since 2009 until 2019 without any complaints or controversies is good enough to stand forever and I'd ...
fedja's user avatar
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Why was my question deleted?

Cross-posting is generally frowned upon, the post was flagged as a cross-post, and with no answer it is my general approach to simply delete the cross-post. However, in this case the post had gone ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Catering to professional appearance a bit much?

Here are some comments on your suggestions and the topic in general: Professional mathematical interest in a question or an answer might well be a good necessary condition for MO but it will not make ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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Why did flagging a comment for deletion made it disappear immediately?

The related question on Meta.SE popped up today and I looked into this to see if I could figure it out. Looks like the misspelling of "Lipschitz" lead to a word that triggers single-flag ...
Catija's user avatar
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Why was my dissenting viewpoint in a post about diversity censored?

Update: I moved all of the comments that were not deleted by commenters to chat. Your comment is restored there. Older answer: I'll start by mentioning some context for the benefit of people who ...
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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Account not deleted

Mark, I've sent Community Management a message. I trust they can sort out what is going on with your account.
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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Why was my answer deleted? Cause?

I cannot speak for the people who voted to delete, but from my point of view, your answer had two problems. First, the English is written in a way that is quite difficult to parse. Phrases like "we ...
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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Is it possible to find out why a comment was deleted?

I deleted that comment in response to a 'no longer needed' flag, as it did not contain much concrete information (in contrast to Carlo Beenakker's response). Thus, to answer your question -- the ...
Stefan Kohl's user avatar
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Cancel delete vote

To the best of my knowledge, at the moment it is not possible to retract a delete vote: The feature request Ability to retract reopen/delete votes on Meta Stack Exchange is not marked status-...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Catering to professional appearance a bit much?

Thank you for making your proposal. I see that you have put a lot of thought into it. My counter-proposal (that I haven't specifically run by the other moderators) is that content on MathOverflow be ...
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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Why did flagging a comment for deletion made it disappear immediately?

I don't have a full understanding of the specific process which was at work here, but the action was performed by the Community User which runs automatically in the background. When it saw your flag ...
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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Rules for deleting one's own question

Possibly this is closer to a comment than to an answer - however, it would probably be too long for a comment. Re: I wonder, how that is possible because if I remember right, questions that have an ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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