I've seen a number of questions where there are a few useful clarifying questions in the comments, and then a funny comment, and the funny comment has several upvotes. once the comments fold, this is going to bump a useful comment away. Is there anything sensible to do about this?

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    Laugh at the comment??? Sep 2, 2011 at 20:17
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    two guys walk into a bar... Sep 5, 2011 at 3:50
  • Do cannibals not eat clowns because they taste funny?
    – user251748
    Apr 13, 2017 at 20:06

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We clean up comments that have outlived their use, and joke comments outlive their use as soon as they're posted.

Flag them as chatty or not constructive and they'll be deleted.

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    Funny comments shouldn't be deleted until they haver several upvotes. They are not outlived if not many people have laughed after reading them.
    – Marcelo
    Aug 31, 2011 at 22:19

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