I wrote some comments on a question that subsequently got locked:

Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role

In an effort to not contribute to "our comment problem", I like to go back and clean up any comments after they have been read. But since the question is now locked, it appears that I cannot.

Am I missing something? Is there a way I can delete them?

  • I can delete them for you if you wish...
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Oct 1 '20 at 17:34
  • (done).... now regarding to your question, I think that as long as it's locked there is no way for you to do that. It seems that only mods can modify things after a post is locked (not an official answer).
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Oct 1 '20 at 17:35
  • @DarkCygnus - thanks. Maybe you can clean this one up as well? workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/164553/… Oct 1 '20 at 18:03
  • @Neo - thank you. Oct 1 '20 at 18:40

You can't.

While I can't find a primary source on this, this feature request on main meta confirms the behaviour you're seeing: you're unable to interact with any comments on a locked thread and that includes being unable to delete your own comments.

In future, simply flag your comments with reason "obsolete" or the post for moderator attention with reason "other" and we can clean up the comments for you.

Note: in this case a "historical lock" was applied. As per this meta this will also prevent you from flagging anything on that page. We'll try to avoid this specific type of lock in future.


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