Due to the volume of comments generated on the main site, StackOverflow, some comments can be "nuked" by a single user with a "no longer needed" flag. This is a built-in functionality available on all SE sites. The only requirement to use it is to have 15 reputation points.
There is a user that goes around all SE sites to flag such comments for deletion. These are then deleted without further supervision because of the aforementioned functionality.
Granted, most, if not all, these comments do not contribute significantly to the discussion (they either are simple "thanks", or contain "+1 for .... ").
Yet, here on Aviation we've always been more tolerant of comments, hence the question.
What would the community like, going forward:
- leave the user free to keep deleting such comments?
- ask the user to identify, but not nuke comments? (i.e. the user will have to use custom mod flags instead of the pre-canned "no longer needed")
- ask the user to stop altogether?
- something else?
To be noted that this is not a high-rep user from the community, but someone that has never participated. Moreover, it is thought that they might be using an automated search to identify comments to be flagged for auto-deletion.