Sometimes when I come across posts that are wrong / have errors I'll post a comment to the author rather than downvoting immediately, to give them a chance to fix the problem / retract the post.
If the author appears to be offline, then I might give it a day, then revisit the post to see what the outcome was. Usually, I drive the re-review from my comments activity. I also use my comments activity to track back to interesting questions / posts.
Sometimes the comments disappear (I'm assuming because the posts that have been commented on have been deleted).
Is there any way to get notification that something you've written has been deleted + why?
Other scenarios where this would be useful include:
- An OP posted additional information in an answer to their own question, rather than editing their question. I commented on the answer. When the post was eventually deleted, the comments went with it.
- I've had an answer deleted in the past, I don't remember getting notification about it (although I may have done, it was a while ago). Obviously knowing something has been deleted and why gives me the best chance of avoiding the same mistake in the future.