OMG!! So there is simply no way to restore them even by querying the DB ?
I just created a support ticket too.
Asked the community here:
More info to provide extra context: Actually the comments visibility were restricted to a Project Role called Developers.
And we changed the "comment visibility" option in JIRA Settings > System > General Configuration from "Project Roles only" to "Groups & Project Roles"
And allowed users to restrict to using the group instead of the Project Role.
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