I got this comment on one of my answers:

Did @RailroadHill become Maika Sakuranomiya? All the comments on the thread here is mixed up.

(A comment on this answer: Does anyone play 11th chords?)

However, after about a few weeks, the comment suddenly disappeared! Can someone explain why?

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    Curious: Is it true?
    – user45266
    Apr 3, 2019 at 3:35
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    Yes, user45266.
    – user53472
    Apr 3, 2019 at 4:02

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Don't know about that one specifically, but comments are by their nature meant to be temporary on Stack Exchange. Their purpose is to ask or provide clarification on posts, and once they are no longer needed they get deleted, or if they are offensive, or even if there are just too many comments, as they make it harder to see posts etc.

So the answer is: because that is supposed to happen with comments.

Just quickly checked that specific post - 15 comments have been deleted, all because they have no further value and were just clogging up space making it difficult to read. Some of the others are good to go, so I'll be removing them shortly as well.

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    May I suggest removing the comments on music.stackexchange.com/questions/4314/…, please?
    – user53472
    Mar 30, 2019 at 23:08
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    Done, but in future please just flag one of the comments on a thread like that and write in that the entire thread is no longer needed.
    – Doktor Mayhem Mod
    Mar 31, 2019 at 11:21
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    Oh, okay, got it!
    – user53472
    Mar 31, 2019 at 13:06

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