Jan 02, 2015 05:16 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
Why would I want to click on a link that will just lead me to a page which says "your post was deleted"?
(a) it's a quick way to get to the link because generally posts are not deleted that often, at least from my own experience as a member since July 2008.
(b) when a specific reply has been deleted, it's a super quick way to confirm that the reply was actually deleted.
(c) it's also a convenient way to jump directly to a reply in a thread that has many replies.
Clarification: the real reason for having the PERMALINK is because it's a PERMALINK.