I've wondered why it is that we can see deleted answers on this site? According to this post,
"Once a post has been deleted, it will disappear for all users except developers, moderators, and users with over 10,000 reputation. Deleted answers are also visible to the original author."
So I'm not sure if it's site specific or perhaps because we're still in beta or for some other reason that deleted answers can be seen by someone like myself who has far less than 10K rep. I'm pretty sure brand new users can see them too.
I have a few reasons for asking. One is that on looking back on some older questions there are many deleted answers and it sort of looks messy and disorganized to newcomers to the site. But also some answers are inappropriate and the intent was really to get rid of them. So if they still appear (highlighted in pink no less to make them even more visible), it actually draws attention to that which we didn't want seen in the first place. Lastly, if a person truly makes a big blunder in an answer and wishes to not have their error on display forever, they can't really do anything beyond delete it; which again, highlights it in pink for everyone to notice even more, which could be embarrassing.
Does anyone know if it's site specific or if something can (or should) be done to make deleted posts invisible to users outside of those special categories listed above?