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Can anyone explain why the comment in this subthread by keating is marked as "[dead]"? What does that mean?



"dead" means "killed by a yc editor." somebody with some authority around here thought the comment was extremely inappropriate, trolling, spam, etc

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Hmm, so why doesn't it just get deleted?

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generally speaking, they are. if you don't want to see them, set the "showdead" parameter in your profile to "no." i assume they're kept around in zombie state for forensic purposes.

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So people can't cry "censorship"

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But it's still censorship?

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