I understand that comment cleanup is important. I also get really frustrated when I'm trying to find content I know I posted and it's just gone. Sometimes ideas percolate and I want to jump off of something I previously wrote, except I need to read it again first.
So I look for it and can't find it. And eventually I realize it must have been a comment and it's probably been deleted. But I'm not sure because there's no mechanism for clarifying that.
Personally, I'm super frustrated about mod deletes right now. Yes they are necessary but they are also just kind of rude on the face of it. IMHO they should be undertaken with the greatest reluctance and consideration, not with efficient zeal.
So my request is that mods will wait more than 12 hours perhaps before summarily deleting stuff, they might comment before deleting saying something like "this needs to be cleaned up - if it stays here another 24 hours I'm deleting it", and please, please, please leave a comment behind saying "comments cleaned up" or something like that. It would be nicest to always move comments to chat instead of just sending them to nowhere so anyone looking for that thing that person said can still find it for a little while.
Unless it's offensive, can we just move a little more slowly and politely maybe?