When looking how to do something I came across this answer:

If you are trying to this on a Windows computer, unfortunately it is not possible out of the box. You will need to install some additional software that will capture data on the loopback interface. Follow the guide at http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/Loopback.

On a Linux computer, you will need to capture from the loopback interface which is lo0 most of the time.

It had a comment with some helpful information:

Actually, on Linux it's lo, with no 0 at the end. On other UNXes, you would also capture from the loopback interface, and on most if not all of those other UNXes it's lo0.

I proceeded to edit in the information from the comment, submitted the suggested edit (which was approved and is the current edit), and flagged the comment for deletion as I believe it is no longer required (I moved information from the comment into the question, except the part about Unix).

The "no longer needed" flag was subsequently declined. I then proceeded to raise a mod flag with an explanation of why I think the comment should be removed. That flag too was declined. After these two declines I raised another moderator flag asking for an explanation (as it would be helpful), which was also declined. All three flags were declined with no explanation of the reason for the decline.

I admit that the comment does contain information about Unix and this may have been the reason for the decline- I have submitted another suggested edit to move this information to the answer as.

The reason for this is:

Was I correct in requesting deletion of the comment?

I realise that one of these will apply:

  • The comment still holds value as it contains information not present in the question, that I should've included in my earlier edit.
  • The comment no longer holds value and should be deleted
  • Both my edit and original flag was incorrect, and I am incorrect in my assumption that moving information from a comment to the answer merits deletion of the comment itself.
  • The edit was correct but the original flag was incorrect as the comment still holds value
  • When I saw the flag I didn't realise there was an outstanding edit on the answer. I've approved the edit and removed the comment.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 19:07
  • @cybermonkey - In the future come the chatroom and ask a moderator to explain the reason the flag was declined. The backend of the mechanic you are using isn't very advanced.
    – Ramhound
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 20:58


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