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I was looking for this question, so I searched "salt bridge". The search results were empty, though I can see the post itself (I have a ♦ on the site).

/tools?s=1&tab=delete&daterange=today and /admin/recently-self-deleted are still caching (22 minutes, but still caching), so the question has effectively disappeared.

Anyway, the /tools?s=1&tab=delete&daterange=today and /admin/recently-self-deleted aren't searchable.

Can't 10k/♦ users get the option(not enabled by default) to view deleted questions via search?

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Moderators have access to a search operator that will enable searching of deleted questions and answers.

  • deleted:0 returns no deleted posts (default)
  • deleted:1 returns only deleted posts
  • deleted:all returns any post matching the rest of the query, deleted or otherwise.

Example: "salt bridge" deleted:1 should produce a result, provided you have moderator rights on Chemistry.SE.

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Hmm, why did I never notice that? I have all the other search operators memorized... :/ – Manishearth May 31 '12 at 1:34
One of those things that should be in a list somewhere...I had to tell @Won't about this a while ago – Ben Brocka May 31 '12 at 2:01
Linked to it in the mod faq, @Ben. – Shog9 May 31 '12 at 2:15

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