I have deleted my comments. Can other users see those deleted comments, for example users with a certain amount of reputation or moderators?

  • Diamond mods can see the deleted comments - I do not believe that 10K+ users can do this - correct me if I'm wrong...
    – Lix
    Mar 21, 2012 at 8:56
  • who are Diamond mods what thier reputation criteria Mar 21, 2012 at 8:59
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    @kishorejangid Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?
    – Bart
    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:04
  • And this particular link suggests that mods (now) can see deleted comments.
    – Bart
    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:07
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    @Bart - we can, but only if we select the "view deleted comments" option.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:32
  • @ChrisF I just clicked a link to "discussion" and my deleted comments showed up in the discussion. And I cannot delete them there, only flag them. Is that intentional?
    – mplungjan
    Apr 10, 2012 at 9:12

1 Answer 1


Diamond moderators (elected or appointed by SE) can see deleted comments. They are still hidden by default, a moderator has to explicitly go looking for them.

Normal users, even with high reputation, cannot see deleted comments.


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