Let me start by stating that I participate a little bit in this site, in the form of upvoting questions and answers and, as of today, flagging comments.

Earlier today I came across 3 comments from the same user which were in disaccord with a notice from a moderator. One of them did state that this site is actually a discussion forum, and I provided another comment meant to explain that it isn't, along with a link to the official FAQ. Aditionally, I flagged these comments for moderation.

Now that they are no longer, I wish to delete my comment, but it's not possible:

red notice - this comment is not eligible for voting or flagging

and just like the message states, neither me nor anyone can now flag this comment as obsolete.

Is preventing users from deleting their own comments in locked posts a thought-of feature, or is this a "bug"?

Link to question: Why are terminal consoles still used?

  • For now I deleted the comment since you wanted it gone (and I see no reason not to), I think the lock feature works like this because it's also used for edit-wars, but I'll leave this as a comment instead of an answer in case someone knows the logic for sure.
    – Ben Brocka
    Dec 5, 2016 at 14:25
  • @BenBrocka Appreciate it!
    – Marc.2377
    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:07


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