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I voted to close this question (need 10K rep to see it), and when I checked it just now it was not closed but was deleted. It's fine that it's deleted, Stack Overflow is better because of it, but there is none of the usual accounting.

Delete-by info is missing

That is, it doesn't say who deleted it. The deletion does not show in the edit history, and the timeline   returns a 404 error.

Here is the current history for the question:

Missing from history too

For reference, here is what it usually (¿Is supposed to?) looks like on a typical deleted question (10K link):

Good deletion data

And its history:

Good History

What happened with that question; why is the usual history info missing?

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Another case - and why was it deleted? –  Tomasz Nurkiewicz Jun 3 '12 at 17:54
I got another one. –  Daniel Fischer Jul 12 '12 at 0:10

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A database deadlock that happened at the time of deletion caused some very funky behavior here...it's rare, but it does happen every once in a while in a super-high transaction environment.

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I hear you about lots of transactions causing freaky effects. If you can tell there was a deadlock, can the info be recovered? –  Awesome Poodles Mar 4 '12 at 0:20
@Brock - Unfortunately not in this case...the error logs were totally flooded out due to some background maintenance going on today (OS upgrade on the secondary switch stack), so I can't see the exact SQL that was running. –  Nick Craver Mar 4 '12 at 0:24
I've seen this happen, and seen the missing deleter(s) appear a few hours later. Does something else look for this and correct it? –  Tim Post Dec 8 '12 at 15:42

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