I just noticed that a "Possible duplicate of..." comment at https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/89421/if-i-want-to-be-a-normal-vampire-how-can-i-become-it-if-i-am-a-werewolf was automatically removed after I cast the last closing vote on it. I understand that this is to avoid redundancy, as the question will be automatically edited to include questions that it is a possible duplicate of, anyway.

However, my comment, "Also a possible duplicate of How exactly does lycanthropy work? Does it mix with vampirism?" wasn't auto-removed.

How does the auto-removal of these comments work? Do the comments have to follow a certain format so that they will get deleted? What other types of comments get an auto-delete?

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I think only the auto-generated comments get auto-deleted. If you add another one manually, it will persist.

  • I see. I didn't know that 'possible duplicate of..." comments are (or could be) auto-generated. Can anyone point me to where I can read more about what types of comments are auto-generated and auto-deleted? Oct 22, 2012 at 6:50
  • I have never seen one auto-generated, they always seem to have a username next to it. Ex: possible duplicate of ... - jeffreylin
    – user28379
    Oct 23, 2012 at 23:38
  • @JeffreyLin Those are auto-generated. They are automatically added when a person casts the first VTC as duplicate.
    – user9983
    Oct 23, 2012 at 23:42
  • oh, ok, thanks for clearing that up.
    – user28379
    Oct 24, 2012 at 1:25
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    I think it might just delete comments with links to the dupe actually, I've seen custom comments deleted. They may have been edited from the original custom comment though, not sure.
    – Ben Brocka
    Oct 25, 2012 at 1:33

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