For a discussion on a meta site where I'm a moderator, I'm in the process of compiling a few statistics.
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None of the usual workarounds such as using the API or the data dump or Google are usable because many of my searches involve deleted questions.
Please relax (not lift, but relax to a reasonable rate) the search rate limits, at least for moderators. We're trying to do our job here, and a handful of moderators per site aren't going to overload the servers.
I'd be satisfied with an alternative such as accessing deleted questions through the API or the data explorer.