I posted accidentally an answer written for How can I redefine my macro to accept a charcode instead of a character? to the other question (which was linked to in the former one) How to highlight all words of the form ^[0-9][A-Za-z0-9]* immediately following an equal sign?, I then deleted it and posted it at the right place. Is there a way for the duplicate actually remaining on tex.stackexchange as deleted answer to be completely erased by moderators?

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    you can flag it for mod attention, even when deleted. Commented Mar 9, 2014 at 1:23
  • @DavidCarlisle I didn't imagine the flag button was still functional! could you make this an answer so that I can upvote/accept it?
    – user4686
    Commented Mar 9, 2014 at 7:00

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You can flag it for mod attention, even when deleted.


Taken 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?

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.

Moderators, and normal users with >=10k reputation, see all deleted posts. Moderators are able to undelete any deleted post. "10kers" may vote to undelete deleted questions (it takes three votes to undelete), but cannot undelete deleted answers.

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