I am fairly new to SE and ELU(less than a month old). While going through some questions and answers, I spotted a few comments that made absolutely no sense to me. Comments that appear to at-mention some user and suggest a clarification or express an opinion or simply post another question.
I guess those comments were posted after a series of other comments, but for some reason , all those previous comments were deleted by their respective authors.
Thus , my questions:
- If comments add no reputation to an user and are simply there to add value to a post, then why delete them at all? Won't new users (like yours truly) find it hard to decipher the flow of comments and understand what was being discussed?
- Is it not possible to delete all the reply comments that were triggered by a deleted source comment?
Call me a fool, but I personally feel that comments too add immense value to Q&As and I feel helpless when I see random comments without being able to understand the context.
P.S: This is my first meta-post . Please feel free to close this question if it doesn't belong here or if it is a duplicate. Thanks