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I've noticed recently that a number of my comments on various questions and answers were deleted. The most recent example is my comment on this question.

The comment contained a quote from Wikipedia and a link to the article there, explicitly answering the question. It was too short to be posted as a full-fledged answer but nevertheless answered the question.

After a couple of days my and few other comments have been deleted, I presume by a moderator. Is there any explanation as to why someone deems it appropriate to censor communications on this site?

marked as duplicate by Andriy M, Marian, Community May 22 '17 at 18:58

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    The short answer is: Paul ;) – ypercubeᵀᴹ Mar 15 at 14:32
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    @ypercubeᵀᴹ thank you for your prompt response – mustaccio Mar 15 at 14:46
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The general reasoning can be found in the meta Q & A How can comments disappear?

The comment contained a quote from Wikipedia and a link to the article there, explicitly answering the question. It was too short to be posted as a full-fledged answer but nevertheless answered the question.

There is explicit guidance in the comment box, on the "add a comment" tooltip, and in the Help Centre to not post answers in comments.

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In this specific instance, the comment you left was also obsolete as soon as one of the answers included the same (or very similar) information. Your comment did not include a link.

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If you want to answer a question, please do so using the answer box. If you don't have time to write a full answer that meets your own quality standards, consider contributing what you can as a Community Wiki answer so it is easier for other people to improve your contribution.

Or simply move on to another question you are able to write a proper answer for. As that question shows, other users will be along to write a great answer sooner or later regardless.

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