Hi, can anyone tell me how long it takes for a flagged answer to be deleted after it's been marked "helpful?". I flagged an answer I wrote a while ago and cited "personally identifiable information" as the reason why I want it deleted. The flag has been marked "helpful" but I can still see the older revision of the answer and it hasn't been deleted yet.
General rule is that once something is on the net it is there for ever (eg Wayback machine). However amongst all else that is there it might as well not exist if difficult enough to find - as this now may be.
I would have expected just your edit to be sufficient. It is quite common for one person to edit out another's personal details but leave them in the edit history.
I think the post has averaged less than 20 views per month and you, a mod and I might be the only ones to have looked at the edit history. And the rate of future views of the visible post will probably be much less.