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A while back I posted a question, and somebody commented on some answer, possibly on an answer they gave. there were perhaps a dozen back and forth comments between me and him. in the end he said now he understands what i'm asking but he doesn't know the answer. nevertheless, I think the comments were fruitful since they elucidated things.

over a month later.. I look to see those comments, it was one of two questions.. I checked both but didn't see the comments. I think my memory isn't fooling me.. but I don't see the comments there. Is it possible that he deleted his answer and all the comments on it went?

Is it possible for me to view all comments ? and despite if a comment got deleted?

Is it possible to see prior states of a question? I think it was one of these two questions.



the commentor may have been called Michael or something but I am not totally sure that my long term memory is brilliant and crazy enough to remember that ;-)

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If the comments were on an answer that got deleted, only users with 10k+ rep and the post owner can see the comments. –  Jon Seigel Dec 27 '10 at 19:20
There are no deleted answers in neither question. It can happen that comments get deleted but usually only if they are massively off topic or offensive. This sounds like neither –  Pëkka Dec 27 '10 at 19:26
I replied to some of them. can I view every comment i've ever made? –  barlop Dec 27 '10 at 19:41
ah I see.. I did find the link to view all comments i've made.. on SO.. but it wasn't on SO.. I found it now.. thanks anyhow. –  barlop Dec 27 '10 at 19:51
Is there any move for other sister sites of SO, to have this functionality data.stackexchange.com/superuser/query/new with a query like .. I don't remember the exact one but to show all comments. I know it exists for SO anyway.. just not for sister sites.. perhaps. –  barlop Dec 27 '10 at 19:59
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