Deleted answers appear in the global inbox. The same way it used to happen with comments
Also the number of answers takes the deleted ones into account.
This appears to have been caused by some transient network issues earlier today.
There haven't been any changes around the inbox in quite a while.
Aren't the Inbox links for new comments to (deleted) answers odd as well?
Like today I got the following link for a notification of a new comment on an answer:
This gets me a Meanwhile that answer is deleted. But the question to which that deleted answer was posted has id
404 Not Found as
75056. So, despite the
/questions prefix, the
75095 above refers to the id of the deleted answer, and I would expect the link to be:
when the answer is not deleted (or for those who can see deleted posts) the first actually redirects to the latter, using a
302 Found response. So I assume these URLs are
(For new answers, the URL in the Inbox is always a proper URL of the second form.)