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After hearing of 'answer deleting' going on from this question (which turned out to be a red herring), I realized that I would have no way of knowing if someone deleted my answer.

This is the feature-request for the original poster of an answer to be notified (through the recent-activity page (response envelope)) when that answer is deleted.

It could also just be noted in the revision tab of the recent-activity page.

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+1. I've had a few of my answers deleted. All for the same reason - my answer was a dupe of a question. And I would like to know when this happens (I will probably upvote/favorite the question.) –  Perpetual Motion Goat Feb 18 '10 at 1:20

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This seems like a bit of a niche feature; answers aren't often deleted by users other than the OP (moderator deletion and spam/offensive flag-deletion are the only two scenarios I can think of...).

There's a request for making deleted questions and answers visible in their authors' profile. I think that would allow you to keep tabs on your deleted answers while also being more generally useful.

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Thank you, random. –  Shog9 Feb 18 '10 at 1:56
    
That would go a long way to solving the problem, though I still think we could get notification also. –  Lance Roberts Feb 18 '10 at 15:34
    
I just had a long answer deleted by a moderator, and it surely was not spam. I assume someone figured it was off topic (which I fail to see) and flagged it. As I only posted it last night, I still noticed. If a (long) answer is deleted at any other time, I surely would like to be told about it! –  Arjan Dec 15 '12 at 9:29
    
(As an aside, in my above case maybe my answer was deleted by a moderator as I moved it from one place to another. My comment/bounty is not about the reason for the deletion though; just saying that it might not be a niche feature after all: I like to know if posts I spent a lot of time on are deleted, especially as I cannot list them.) –  Arjan Dec 15 '12 at 12:57

If your answers are deleted, you can still see them.

deleted answer

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You can see them, but you do not know that they have been deleted. –  Perpetual Motion Goat Feb 18 '10 at 1:17
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Not true, it shows up in Grey and says deleted by [whoever deleted it]. –  George Stocker Feb 18 '10 at 1:19
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No, what I mean is that you don't know that you need to revisit that page. I think the OP is asking for a notification on the front page. –  Perpetual Motion Goat Feb 18 '10 at 2:31
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Yes, but as @Per stated, I'd have to revisit that page. I do visit my Q&A occasionally to see if they need updating, but the answer would disappear from my answer list, so I would never know to go there. –  Lance Roberts Feb 18 '10 at 15:33

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