I posted a comment on the question What does claim to notoriety mean in this sentence?, in which I suggested that there was no special meaning, the words meant what they normally mean, and therefore the question was pointless (although I put it more politely than that).
I later received a message in my inbox that someone had replied to my comment:
@Chappo I'm not sure what you mean by "the level we would expect". We've taken...
However, I'm unable to access the full comment, as "This question was voluntarily removed by its author."
My question is: are higher-rep users and/or moderators able to view deleted questions (in which case, would someone with those privileges mind posting here what the full comment was and who it was from)?
From the fragment available, it seems likely that the comment was providing a perspective (and possibly additional information) that might be useful for me as a relatively new LiteratureSE user (though I've been a visitor to other SE sites for over 6 years and a regular ELU contributor for 3 years). If my own comment was either off the mark or could have been better worded, I would welcome the feedback. It's frustrating to know that someone took the time to compose the reply and I can't benefit from it.
My supplementary question - more a rhetorical comment really - is: is it a SE design flaw to allow a fragment of a message to be delivered to a user's inbox when the full message cannot be viewed? If a comment has been deleted (whether on its own, or because it was connected to a question or answer that has been deleted), wouldn't it be better for the inbox message to be automatically deleted?