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Recently, I flagged an answer as not an answer and added a comment to the answer.

Later (before the originator removed also his question) I could see that the flagged answer was deleted (flag was helpful) but the comment was moved up to the question.

So I'm asking myself: did the writer of the (flagged and therefore removed) answer receive my comment?

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Currently, the user won't get a notification about the comment if the answer is deleted before he visits the site again. I proposed to change this behaviour a while ago: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/133729/… –  Mad Scientist Jul 3 '12 at 10:00
    
@MadScientist: +1 from me for that! –  eckes Jul 3 '12 at 10:02
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Only if he was faster than the moderator, and read it before it was deleted.

I believe moderators can leave comments that will reach the OP, but not us mere mortals.

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but this is not really satisfying. How would I tell the answerer what he's done wrong? In that case he added an answer where he complained about a potential copyright violation of the question (some copyright notice was removed from posted code) and I pointed him to a question on META where it was described what to do in that case. –  eckes Jul 3 '12 at 10:00
    
@eckes: It's up to the moderator to include such info in their own comment. –  Martijn Pieters Jul 3 '12 at 10:05
    
Seems we have to choose. Either give the poster a hint, and hope he fixes the post, or leave it to moderation. –  Bo Persson Jul 3 '12 at 10:06
    
... or vote for MadScientists proposal. –  eckes Jul 3 '12 at 10:12
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