So Who deletes comments?

I keep making insulting comments, but someone keeps deleting them.

Is it the tooth fairy?

  • 20
    Yes. And it will be a leprechaun that suspends you for making too many insulting comments.
    – phantom42
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:18
  • @phantom42, as long as it is at the end of a rainbow.
    – KyloRen
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:19
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    I don't see what you aim to gain from this? Why do you feel the need to post insulting comments, and do you not feel if someone were to insult you you'd like the comments to be deleted?
    – Edlothiad
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:22
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    @KyloRen- You're drunk, go home
    – Valorum
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:26
  • @Valorum, how did you know that. I am rather plastered at the moment.
    – KyloRen
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:27
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    @KyloRen - Call it a hunch. My advice is to turn delete this question and turn off your computer before you get yourself into real trouble.
    – Valorum
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:28
  • @Valorum, can't delete a question that has an answer. I have vandalized a question and been banned for a while before.
    – KyloRen
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:30
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    I flagged that comment. You were complaining about one downvote. I upvoted the question, and flagged the comment as rude. Jul 1, 2017 at 14:31

1 Answer 1


There are three ways that a comment can get deleted.

  • A user can delete their own comment.
  • A moderator can delete anyone's comments.
  • Any user with at least 15 reputation can flag a comment, and enough flags can cause the deletion of that comment.

-- source

Insulting comments will be deleted, whether by a moderator or by sufficient community flags.

As a general note, insulting comments are against the rules, and too many of them from a single user may lead to time in the penalty box.

  • 2
    Ohh, I had my share of the penalty box.
    – KyloRen
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:29
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    @KyloRen That's not a good thing.
    – Möoz
    Nov 6, 2017 at 20:04

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