I'd like to delete the comments I made here about calendar reform because (1) I was totally misremembering and (2) just before realizing that I shared a link to that fascinating post on my blog. So not only was I an idiot but it'll be embarrassing in front of my friends (and others). I could delete my own comments, but that'll leave a partial thread that'll be a little confusing. What is the right thing to do?

1 Answer 1


I can't say what's right. (Because I don't know, not because it's a secret.) But:

  • I frequently see (on other SE sites) comments that are replies to nonexistent comments, indicating deletion. So it's not uncommon.
  • There's always the possibility of deleting your own comments and @ddressing your interlocutor indicating that you've done so, which will allow him to delete his if he so desires. If it's confusing to third parties, IMO tough luck.
  • 2
    You can also delete your comments and flag the others as obsolete.
    – Double AA Mod
    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:59

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .