We’ve been discussing this at length here. Right now, comments as an anti-fraud measure always lead us to a no-win situation. If we take the side of the commenters, we see abuse of the commenting system. If we take the side of the sellers, we see abuse of the comment deletion system.
Our approach in the short term will be to enhance the Marketplace with additional anti-fraud features that enable buyers to better gauge the legitimacy of listings (e.g. domain name ownership validation, site traffic verification, etc.).
As we do this, we will continually re-evaluate our policies on comment moderation. If it becomes practical and sensible to remove the ‘delete comment’ feature for sellers, we will.
Keep those votes and comments coming so we know your opinions on the subject!enclass commented
Allow to delete the comments, but the delete function should automatically leave a trail mark (including whose comments were deleted) i.e "Owner deleted member XXX's comment on 6/14/08 @ 9.05 AM"
If owner is deleting comments from 10 comments from 10 members shows negative for seller, however if he deletes 10 comments from 1 or 2 doesn't (maybe they were just tring to spoil the auction)