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One of the most frustrating things on the SO sites, is when I'm typing a large comment ( or answer), and then it won't post, because the Q or A has been deleted. How about warning the deleter that someone is commenting (or answering) on his post?

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This is a feature request. Is it status-completed or declined? I was going to ask a similar/related question today, but searched and found this. –  Krishnabhadra May 30 '13 at 6:36
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+1 This has happened a couple times to me in the past, and it definitely is rather frustrating.

Perhaps a 30 second interval while editing to check the status, and pop in our favorite orange-bar when there's a major change in status...

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Yep, just happened to me on your last question. –  Lance Roberts Feb 4 '10 at 5:32
    
@Lance: Sorry about that. Turned out it was a dupe, so I deleted it with haste! :) –  Jonathan Sampson Feb 4 '10 at 5:34
    
But it looked like edits were still possible as you were deleting your post. –  random Feb 4 '10 at 5:40
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This could be handy, but only if I can see what they're typing. If it's just a comment telling me what I already know (and what prompted me to delete the post in the first place...) then there's no reason I should wait around for them to finish writing it.

Such a feature would also allow me to preemptively respond to comments. Which could be fun.

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Rename comments to blips and you might have something there. –  random Feb 4 '10 at 5:45
    
@random: blips you say? Brilliant! Now we just need a hip new name for posts... –  Shog9 Feb 4 '10 at 5:49
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There's a wave of inspiration coming across here. Just can't quite... JavaScript failed to load –  random Feb 4 '10 at 5:50
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