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How do I find questions or answers that I've deleted?
My question was deleted, can i get the infomation/answers from it?

Can I somehow find a question I asked and which got deleted over Stack Overflow? I didn't backup the question, and it was quite long, and I've found a more relevant place to ask it in.

Found the URL from my History, but it just shows me a 404. If they truly get pruned completely, it's really really wrong. :/

If someone with high reputation is able to access the deleted question, messaging me the contents would be very nice and save some time.

  • Weird, I thought OP can see his own deleted posts. Oct 4, 2011 at 15:17
  • @ShadowWizard I think that's true for posts that the OP deletes voluntarily. Oct 4, 2011 at 15:31
  • @Chris IMO think OP should always see - but it's not the topic here. red - please don't post the same thing again, it will just get closed and deleted again and eventually you'll get banned from asking new questions. Oct 4, 2011 at 15:35
  • Wasn't going to repost it, don't worry :)
    – red
    Oct 4, 2011 at 15:40

2 Answers 2


Here is your question text.

Why would a Web Developer choose Mac Os over Windows/Linux? My own reasoning to switch is so I'd have "best of both wordls", namely from Windows and Linux. My points are relevant to our working environment (namely things like Lync, Skype) What points could I offer to the people making the final decision to nudge them towards Mac? Here's what I've thought so far (will update with good points from replies):

  • Adobe Creative Suite runs on Mac vs. Linux
    • Some web design can be offloaded from our designer to developer vs. Linux
    • Gimp and other freeware just doesn't work as well
  • Microsoft Office runs on Mac vs. Linux
  • Microsoft Lync runs on Mac vs. Linunx
  • Skype isn't stuck on 2.2 beta on Mac vs. Linux
  • Mac runs virtual Linux servers easily and without a hazzle vs. Windows
    • Wamp is Wamp. It's not a clone of the live environment, and never will be. vs. Windows
  • Mac has a terminal (Putty is just so crude, even PuttyTerminal isn't good enough) vs. Windows
    • Certain tasks are faster and easier to do in commandline vs. Windows
  • Built in SSH vs. Windows
  • Mac supports fuse (mounting remote developement servers to appear locally) vs. Windows
    • No WinSCP hanging in the middle prompting to supply password at odd times vs. Windows
  • More choices for Development IDE's vs. Linux/Windows
    • Comfortable IDE contributes towards more efficient work vs. Linux/Windows

edit: For those voting close based on:

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. Asking for points, supplying examples - this is quite clear.

This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad. It's quite specific, with a clear reasoning why it's being asked and the information is highly useful for any other in the same situation.

This question isr rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. While true, it would be hard to pick the "correct" answer as it's subjective, questions still commonly have multiple right answers and the best answer is usually selected as the correct answer.

That said it's quite interesting to see upvotes and downvotes, and people favoriting the question, but the thread still most likely getting closed. :)

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    Greatly appreciated, I'll be back to accept later, 9 more min and gotta leave work now. :)
    – red
    Oct 4, 2011 at 14:52

There are ways to get the text, including emailing the team ([email protected]), asking a 10k or mod, using the deleted question viewer, or gaining 10k yourself, but your post was closed and deleted for a reason.

Where do you want to ask this? There's nowhere on the Stack Exchange network where contentious questions like this have a home. With some effort, it might be possible to work it into a good subjective question. However, it is not ready to be copied anywhere except your local hard drive yet.

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    Hello, sorry if I implied I would be posting this over at SE - instead, the question found it's home on a web development forum, where it is better suited as it's more of a discussion anyway. :) Thanks for the link to DQV, might come in handy later on.
    – red
    Oct 4, 2011 at 15:37

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