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When flagging a deleted post, you can enter a custom message for the moderators, but you also get the canned options: not an answer for answers, and very low quality for posts with a score < 1.

However, when you actually try to flag a deleted post as such, all that happens is this:

This post has now been deleted. (click on this box to dismiss)

So why show them in the first place if they won't be accepted anyway? The options for close votes, spam flags and offensive flags are already omitted if the post is deleted.

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This web server doesn't run on your desktop. Press Ctrl+F5 before voting. – Uphill Luge Apr 22 '12 at 20:46
@UphillLuge Huh? – a cat Apr 23 '12 at 11:53
Lunboks - I believe @UphillLuge is under the impression that you were flagging a post deleted between your loading and flagging of it. From the screenshot, it is clear that is incorrect, and your browser did know it was deleted. – Kevin Apr 24 '12 at 14:41
@Kevin Oh, I see. Yeah, that's obviously not the case here. If it was, the spam/offensive options wouldn't be absent. – a cat Apr 24 '12 at 14:50

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