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If a user pinged me in the answers/comments of a question (which is not mine) that later gets deleted, is there any way to see what the comment was ?

If i had posted something-technical/code/idea, to which a user responded/corrected/suggested an alternative or even plain criticized me, i would like to hear that, irrespective of whether the post itself gets deleted or not.

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If you don't have 10K and are still unable to view deleted posts then there is no way for you to get at this content.... However, if you post a link to the question, someone else with 10K might be able to help you.. – Lix Dec 31 '12 at 7:19
If you were quick enough to click the inbox before the question was deleted I think the inbox item stay there for good. Not sure so posting as comment until proven right or wrong. :) – Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 7:29
@ShaWizDowArd Inbox won't show the complete comment, if its long. – AsheeshR Dec 31 '12 at 7:39
@Liz I did think of that, but that isn't really a solution. – AsheeshR Dec 31 '12 at 7:40
@AshRj what Lix said is just a way around, hence it's a comment not an answer. – Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 8:02
@ShaWizDowArd A very simple solution would be to just provide the complete comment in the Global Inbox. But its safe to assume that somebody would have already proposed that, and it would have been shot down ? – AsheeshR Dec 31 '12 at 8:11
Just searched and nobody has yet suggested it but I don't think it will be accepted, there's not enough room to show the whole comment it will just be bad design. – Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 8:18
@ShaWizDowArd The Inbox can be widened – AsheeshR Dec 31 '12 at 8:20
@AshRj you mean the full inbox on Stack Exchange site? Even there, having full post contents will break the design. Preview which is link to the post is ideal design in my opinion. – Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 8:35
@ShaWizDowArd I mean the Pop Up SE Inbox. Isnt it the one which is called the global inbox ? – AsheeshR Dec 31 '12 at 10:05
Yes there is the pop up but it also got link in the very bottom of its inbox tab "more inbox messages…" which points to the full inbox on your Stack Exchange profile. – Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 10:07
@ShaWizDowArd Didnt see that before. So, the SE one is the global inbox. Is there any special name for the pop-up ? – AsheeshR Dec 31 '12 at 11:36
Sure, you can see it here: Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ :) – Shadow Wizard Dec 31 '12 at 12:58
@ShaWizDowArd Is there any point in making this a feature-request ? Or should i just drop it .. – AsheeshR Jan 1 '13 at 15:52
If you ask me I suggest to just drop it.. chances it will be welcome are pretty small. – Shadow Wizard Jan 1 '13 at 15:57

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