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Unfortunately, as much as that kind of information might be useful, it's not what comments are for. Comments are meant to help improve the question -- ask for clarification, make suggestions for edits, etc. When a moderator sees a long comment thread that contains discussion or speculation, or information that better belongs in an answer, there's a decent ...


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Just so everyone knows what we're talking about, here's the full list of comments from this answer: Was it Garthe who had the singing career? – Mark Bannister Nov 14 '11 at 11:04 @MarkBannister, no, why would you assume that? Garthe was always a criminal and stayed in African prison until he escaped to America. – user2513149 yesterday @user2513149 - related:...


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Nine comment flags were raised on that question last night. I went through the comments this morning and deleted a bunch of them which were straying into extended only-tangentially-relevant discussion (various IRL examples, continuing on from Barmar's comment). I declined a couple of the comment flags, including the one on Barmar's comment since it gives ...


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There are no deleted answers on this thread, nor any deleted comments on the question or answer. Fortunately, as a gold tag badge holder you have the power to redirect duplicate targets without reopening and reclosing the duplicate questions.


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I think this is actually two questions: "Why were those flags declined?" and "Should I have done what I did?" For the first one, I believe (based on things I've seen mentioned on meta.se) that if a moderator deletes comments that have flags pending on them, those flags are auto-declined. In this case, you should see your declined flag count go up but there ...


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