I posted an answer on SO yesterday, realized immediately that I included some personal information in it and deleted the answer. I answered the question once again later, masking that information.
I understand from these two discussions that deleted answers remain on the site forever:
I have flagged the post saying "I have unintentionally posted the answer with my own host name and I am trying to delete it."
This flag was deemed helpful, but the answer was not deleted.
- When there was no apparent action was taken, why was the flag marked "helpful"?
- Also, aside from the fact that users with 10k+ rep can see the deleted answers, what sense does it make to keep two similar answers, one of which is slightly inappropriate/incorrect?