I'm the 'culprit', so to speak, for declining the three comments you're asking about.
Huge "THANKS!". :) comment should have been deleted (I think that was a case of me hitting the wrong option). My apologies for that one.
As for the other two, for me they were 50/50 and I could have gone either way. The reasons I opted to leave them were as follows:
- The community had upvoted these comments (one has 6, the other 5) which is relatively high, so for me this was an indication they were valued in some way.
- They added a sense of confirmation that the answer (or something in the answer) was useful/correct.
- They're relatively old (one is over 4 yrs old), so there was probably nothing to gain by deleting them.
Now, if the comments were posted today, I would have:
- deleted the
+10 for "Scrollen und Zoomen" comment as it wouldn't have had the votes and doesn't really add anything significant to the answer.
- left the
+100 to apachectl configtest comment alone on the basis that many users are 'nervous' when it comes to using Terminal, so for those users this comment adds some weight to what was suggested in the answer.
Finally, it's quite possible (even probable) that I was over thinking all of this since it was my first day as a Mod, so I'll be checking with the others on their view of this as well. I appreciate you taking the time to ask the question in meta and sincerely hope this doesn't discourage you from flagging posts in future.