When I type an answer to a question, and other people answered it at the same time, I see a message on the top of the page indicating that other answers are available.
On the other hand, if the author removed his question during this time, there is no alert in the same way.
Today, I spent thirty minutes writing a very detailed answer to an interesting question. Then, when I posted it, a saw an error saying that this question was removed ten minutes ago. How sad!
To avoid such things, is it possible to be alerted not only about the newly posted answers, but also about two other events:
- The case when the question was removed,
- The case when the question was closed.
Edit: apparently, some users see those removed/closed notifications, when others don't. So it might be a bug which affects this type of alerts, without affecting the "new answers" notifications.