I deleted my question pretty quickly after it was posted when I realized I'd posted on Blender SE instead of Python SO. But it still received a comment afterward. Is it really gone?

This is the "share" link to the question, but it seems that since it is deleted - nobody can see it, or at least leave comments?

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That was me, and moderators can comment anywhere, anytime.

When a post is deleted it is not removed from the site.

What does deletion mean for a post?

Deleted posts are usually not physically deleted (that is, removed from the system); they're just hidden (AKA soft-deleted). This means they won't appear in search results or data dumps, and normal users following links to them will see a 404 (not found) page explaining the cause of deletion.

Moderators, and normal users with >=10k reputation, see all deleted posts that they have links to.

Quoted from: How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

So while you did delete it, now that you posted a link to it any user with 2,000 rep (on a beta site like ours) can still read it.

I just added the comment because I thought it would be helpful (nobody can answer a deleted question).

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  • $\begingroup$ Aha! OK thank you for the explanation. So a deleted question just gets more and more difficult to "find" (after 60 days for example) unless I keep a personal copy of the link somewhere. And apparently that's what I did without realizing it by adding a link in this question. OK, live and learn. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Sep 11 '15 at 0:30

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