With the new post notices showing above posts, I am noticing an interesting discrepancy. As a user with 10,000 reputation on some sites I can see deleted answers, and they now are accompanied by a notice that says that they are hidden, and who deleted them.

When an answer was deleted regularly by users with delete privileges the notice says:

This post is hidden.

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When an answer was deleted from review the notice says:

This answer is hidden.

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As far as I'm aware (and see here) the term "answer" includes all answers, while the term "post" includes all answers and all questions. I don't think that the process of how an answer was deleted relates to that.

Why is an answer deleted regularly called a "post", while an answer deleted from review is called an "answer"?

Was this differentiation done deliberately? If so, to what end?

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All notices are now internally consistent with use of post/answer (some of the notices are reused for questions and answers - thus the usage of "post") – Yaakov Ellis♦ Nov 6 at 8:19


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