The recent "Deleted Recent Answers" page is a welcome feature. However, I noticed that even though I can see deleted questions, answers I posted on questions that were deleted are not clickable.

Can this be changed please? I can still find those questions, Google Cache or old inbox items, it would be much more convenient to have the link in the same place though.

Another option is to not show those answers at all in the first place, as they were deleted only as a side effect, not directly.

Per Shog9 comment, this is a bug - please fix it. This likely has to behave like reputation history when "show removed posts" is ticked.

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    You copied my draft question. :(
    – Himanshu
    Aug 14, 2013 at 11:59
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    @hims056 Mind Reading spell, piece of cake! :P Aug 14, 2013 at 12:00
  • Should these links be clickable only to users with >10k reputation (i.e. those who can already see deleted questions)? Or do you want to create a loophole that allows <10ks to view deleted questions if they had an answer posted? Aug 14, 2013 at 12:00
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    @Cody no no, only for >10K. Don't want to mess things up. It's already working this way in reputation tab as far as I remember. :) Aug 14, 2013 at 12:01

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The first pass at this code had a bug where it didn't consider privileges when determining if you could see a deleted post or not, it only looked at ownership rules (ie. everyone was treated as if they had 1 rep).

This was fixed in the latest deploy. All your answers should be clickable if you're a mod or if you have access to moderation tools.

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