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I awoke this morning to find this in my inbox. At some point between the author leaving the comment and my receiving it the original question was deleted by the author. I'm wondering if there is a way to respond to a comment on a deleted post, and if not why does the system leave them in my inbox if they are not actionable?

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    Get 2k more rep and you'll be good. Aug 7 '16 at 14:11
  • find another post of said user and pm him in comments?
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 7 '16 at 14:22
  • @Rinzwind hard to do currently as my memory fails me as to the users name and I do not appear to be able to access that information.
    – Elder Geek
    Aug 7 '16 at 15:20
  • @Zacharee1 This will come to pass eventually, but not today.. ;-)
    – Elder Geek
    Aug 7 '16 at 15:20
  • @ElderGeek :p. Give Rinzwind the link. He can give you the user. Aug 7 '16 at 15:23
  • askubuntu.com/users/460716/saikumar @ElderGeek :+)
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 7 '16 at 17:01
  • @Rinzwind Thank you for finding the user for me.
    – Elder Geek
    Aug 7 '16 at 18:23
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    "finding"? That's a stretch ;-) I just visited the link
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 7 '16 at 18:24
  • @Rinzwind Easy for you, lost for me. I suppose identifying would have been the better verb. The sentiment stands however.
    – Elder Geek
    Aug 7 '16 at 18:28
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Once your reputation is high enough (10k +) you can access the information to determine who the author of a deleted post was, indicating that something that appears not to be actionable can be with the help of those who have access to said data.

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