I'm not sure if this is too specific a question for meta, but I figured if it happened to me and I was confused it may be helpful to others to understand.
Yesterday, I flagged a bunch of comments on this question for not being needed anymore since they were all talking about past edits and debating whether it was a duplicate or not (it was reopened after a meta post came to the conclusion it was not a duplicate yesterday).
Today it looks like all my flags were declined, but the comments themselves have been removed.
Can anybody explain why that might have happened?
Was there a reason for the declines or was this all related to some sort of mod system?
And why were all the comments deleted despite the declined flags?