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The recent (fantastic) changes to deleted questions have introduced a bug. 10k users can no longer see answers to their deleted questions which were deleted before the question was deleted. That is to say: they cannot see answers which had their deletion flag set, rather than just inheriting it from their parent question.

The code that grants non-10k users the ability to see their own deleted questions but not independently-deleted answers appears to be applying to 10k users as well, even though in their case it's a restriction of privilege.

They are still able to edit the answer if they visit the edit page directly; this only affects the question view.

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The code that grants non-10k users the ability to see their own deleted questions Wait, what? You can do this? How? I thought this request was [status-declined]... –  Doorknob Apr 28 '13 at 22:45
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@Doorknob I guess the question wasn't updated -- maybe because it refers to both questions and answers, but the recent change they finally implemented only affects questions. –  Jeremy Banks Apr 28 '13 at 22:47
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@Doorknob, Jeremy: To be clear - anybody can see their own deleted answers as long as they have a link to the question which they answered. This has been the case forever. The change that was implemented applies to questions where sub-10k users would see a 404 page on their own deleted questions even if they visited the link directly - the links will display as deleted questions now instead of a 404 page. The request that was declined (and still is) specifically asks that the links to deleted content be displayed on the profile page, which is different. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 29 '13 at 6:20
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The code that grants non-10k users the ability to see their own deleted questions but not independently-deleted answers appears to be applying to 10k users as well, even though in their case it's a restriction of privilege.

Yes. Oversight on my part - missed an extra Boolean test there. This issue was also affecting moderators and employees ;)

This is now fixed, and 10k users (as well as all other affected parties) can see all deleted posts again, on their own deleted questions and otherwise.

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