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What is the purpose of the obsolete flag for comments ? Does that refer to dead links ?

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Good question and after looking for references I would say we should use that flag more often.

From: Is it OK to casually flag comments as obsolete?

After editing the comment is not needed anymore, can it be marked as obsolete?

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That's exactly what the obsolete flag is for. Flag away!

Comments are, by their very nature, transitional. Flagging helps keep them under control and tidied up. Note that if a comment has been flagged multiple times, it'll be auto-removed, so you are not overly burdening the moderators when flagging comments, provided we all do our bit.

Conclusion:

  1. Flag comments as obsolete that are not necessary anymore because they have been answered or their information is now edited into question or answer.
  2. Clean up after yourself: For example, if you asked for the Magento version and got an answer, add the appropiate tag to the question and delete your comment.
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  • Wow it's actually super useful I didn't think it was for this purpose. Specially when a whole conversation happens in the comments. Cheers Aug 21, 2016 at 15:00

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