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Consider the following scenario:

  1. User A writes a comment to User B, or answers the question of User B.
  2. This could ping user B, i.e. (s)he would see the comment in his inbox.
  3. However, User B is not logged in at the time.
  4. The ping is made deleted:
    • the answer of User A (to User B's question) is deleted
    • the comment of User A (to User B's post, or by mentioning @UserB) is deleted
    • the post which is commented by User A, is deleted (but not the comment)
  5. After that, User B logs in.

Will he see the ping in his/her inbox?

If User B is a 10k+ user, in theory (s)he would see User A's answer, and also his comment, if it wasn't deleted. If User B is a diamond moderator, (s)he could even see User A's deleted comment.

I think, the most logical way would be, if User B would see the ping if and only if (s)he could see the post or comment addressed to him(she). But how does it actually work?

marked as duplicate by Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard discussion Sep 24 '17 at 20:59

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    I thought everyone did. It's really annoying when you cannot read the post. – Journeyman Geek Sep 24 '17 at 12:53
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    Well you’re describing a few different scenarios... some of which is answered here: meta.stackexchange.com/q/231668/307988 – Cai Sep 24 '17 at 13:45
  • @Ramhound I think it may be sub-optimal, although so they will at least know, that a reaction to his/her post existed. – peterh Sep 24 '17 at 18:29
  • @Cai Thanks, it helps a lot, and also Ramhound's comment. – peterh Sep 24 '17 at 18:30