Comments are meant to be for short temporary discussion, clarifications, or to add relevant but minor/transient information to the post (such as links to related questions).
The comments discussion was removed by a moderator once the info gleaned from the discussion had been posted as an answer. There was no need for the old comments to remain after that point.
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What are comments?
Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (but not down-voted) and flagged, but do not generate reputation. There's no revision history, and when they are deleted they're gone for good.