Why do comments to deleted answers not show up in the activity log?

For example, my comments to an answer to What exactly is a linear space? don't show up in https://math.stackexchange.com/users/27978/copper-hat?tab=activity.

It is certainly not a big deal, but sometimes I use the activity log to track down a thread of conversation or a particular topic, and was surprised that some activity was pruned unexpectedly.

  • $\begingroup$ The deleted answer doesn't seem to show up on the poster's activity log either. I imagine deleting removes the answer and all associated comments from the activity logs of all parties. You could tag this with feature-request if you would like to see this be changed. $\endgroup$
    – Alexander Gruber Mod
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexanderGruber: Good suggestion. If it was intended, I was wondering what the intent was. $\endgroup$
    – copper.hat
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ I'd like to see this as well. Something like the flagging history would work for me -- a red backdrop when the post has been deleted. $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 19:29


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