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I was sad when I discovered that one of the posts I favorited was deleted... if you can see deleted posts, here is a link: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/184618/what-is-the-best-comment-in-source-code-you-have-ever-encountered

I haven't read through them all, so on days when I'm bored or need a laugh, I skim through it.

So now that it's been deleted, is there a way to restore it, out of prosperity, or maybe migrate it somewhere else? It's fine that it's locked, but some days we all need a chuckle!

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It isn't official but there's an archived copy here, along with copies of many other deleted questions. – Jeremy Banks Nov 23 '11 at 17:52
Thanks for the link, I have created a new bookmark :) – Rob W Nov 23 '11 at 21:59
I just found the same today. Beside I know it was deleted for a reason, I don't see why this question is downvoted. Some question just stay as "For historical reasons this question (bla bla bla) but is not encouraged...". – EMBarbosa May 10 '12 at 13:30
Thank you so much for the link! I was so sad that I couldn't share this gem with other engineers that don't yet know the kind of experiences a software developer can go through. – Danny Jun 11 '12 at 11:08

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It's technically possible. But why would it be done? The post was deleted for a reason.

StackPrinter archives some of the popular deleted questions. Including What is the best comment in source code you have ever encountered?

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Thanks, I did not even know that StackPrinter existed. – Mottie Nov 24 '11 at 3:21

It's definitely possible for it to be undeleted and migrated, but what site would it go on? It's not a good fit for any site in the network, since it doesn't actually try to solve a problem. Posts that give people a "chuckle" are the definition of "chatty, open-ended questions [that] diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page."

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Before anyone suggests it, not Programmers. ಠ_ಠ – user149432 Nov 23 '11 at 17:50
@MarkTrapp Your profile message rulez! +1 – Idolon Nov 23 '11 at 18:09
Yes, thank you, I know what the FAQ page says – Mottie Nov 24 '11 at 3:20

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