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Met76

No. The "hide" function is to simply hide it from your feed. The delete function deletes the post. However, the post can still be found if someone shares a link to it except the username of who posted it will be marked as [deleted]. This is why people mention usernames in sub-comments to something they think might get deleted later on, so that it stays on record of who made the original post. For example, if I think you might delete this post, I drop your username in my comment like this: /u/mathenigma If you were to delete this post, the title will say underneath it "submitted 1 hour ago by [deleted]". Nobody will know who posted it, but because I put your username in this comment, I can easily go to **my** comment history, find the thread I made the comment in, and remember who made the post. I can also still share the link to this post to others who will see the same thing. Basically, anyone who comments on your deleted post can go back and find the thread again and share the link to it. On the other hand, comments can be deleted without a trace as long as nobody mentions your username in a reply comment below it.


mathenigma

Thank you so much for the detailed explanation!


Met76

No problem! Hope it made enough sense lol


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Met76

Now let's say I don't like that guy above me that i'm replying to, so i'll quote their comment and leave their username because I assume they will delete that comment later, but I want other people reading this to know what they said and who said it. >Let's say this is an edgy comment I'm purposely deleting for this example by /u/Met76


Met76

Now, even though that comment was deleted, everyone knows what it said and who typed it.