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

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

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.

So people can't cry "censorship"

But it's still censorship?

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