Recently I flagged this comment as no longer needed, since it was fully implemented in an my answer. Furthermore, I thanked the user helped my shortening my answer.

After reading this post, I was wondering why this flag was marked as unhelpful? Is there something else in this comment that is still relevant?

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    \$\begingroup\$ The comments do briefly explain the change that was made (e.g. from ==1 to <2) which would otherwise require going to the post edit history to view. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wheat Wizard Mod
    Oct 15, 2020 at 9:19

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Not the flag-marker, and I by no means represent the community's customs, rules, or attitudes, but I feel like a comment suggesting an improvement to an answer here sort of represents part of the story of how that program got golfed to where it is, rather than fixing some factual error or typo in the body of a question. So regardless of whether or not the flag was marked appropriately, that may at least be the rationale.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah. I marked the flag for this reason. The comments also give you a chance to show your appreciation for a specific golf using the upvote button, which I feel is somewhat valuable. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wheat Wizard Mod
    Oct 15, 2020 at 9:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ In particular it annoys me it when comments that suggested golfing opportunities got deleted, as I'm too lazy to try to figure out what happened from the edit history. \$\endgroup\$
    – Neil
    Oct 15, 2020 at 9:10

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