I made a comment to an answer, which resulted in a follow up comment after which I edited my question and the answer on which I commented became obsolete and was deleted. The answerer undeleted his answer to create a new answer, and my comment, now thoroughly irrelevant, reappeared with the techiyas hameisim of the answer. Is is possible to issue a message to the inbox of someone with a resurrected comment to allow them to re-assess it?


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Comments on posts retain their "state" if the post is undeleted -- that is, if the comments were deleted before the post is deleted then they stay dead, but if the post with comments is deleted and later undeleted, the comments are undeleted too. Often this is correct; perhaps the comments address issues in the post that haven't been corrected. There's no way to automatically know which comments are no longer relevant.

If comments come back that are obsolete, please flag them.

  • Would it be possible to send a message to the inbox of someone with a resurrected comment, to allow him to reassess? Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 19:58
  • Unfortunately, even deletion or undeletion of posts doesn't generate an inbox notification (nor, for that matter, close/reopen), so I doubt the code supports this for comments, which are second-class citizens. Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 20:01
  • I'm kinda new here, but who has control of the code? Not that I know how it is designed and how simple adding something like that would be. Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 20:02
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/80460/162102 Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 20:03
  • The code is owned and maintained by Stack Exchange. Feature requests from the community are considered, but they decide what to do. I just linked a relevant post from MSO, the "meta of metas" site, so to speak. You might want to read and vote on the linked question. Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 20:04

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