Today I exceeded 10K reputation on Stack Overflow, and I see deleted answers. I am now faced with pages like Convert HTML to PDF in .NET where half the answers are "deleted."
Among these are many non-answers deleted by diamond moderators, and a self-deleted answer deleted on Nov 25 '09. I find this very distracting, especially in my chosen sort order of "oldest" where these deleted answers are NOT displayed at the bottom.
I wish to be able to hide deleted answers based on combinations of characteristics such as:
- age since deletion
- deleted by diamond moderators
- zero undelete votes
This would be a setting every user could enable for himself.
Here are HTML excerpts that may be useful for userscript filtering.
This shows the code that appears for a moderator deletion, as well as the date stamp.
<div class="deleted-answer-info">deleted by <a href="/users/10936/dori">Dori</a><span class="mod-flair" title="moderator">♦</span> <span title="2011-06-26 09:13:34Z" class="relativetime">Jun 26 at 9:13</span></div>
Here is the same class for deleted by owner:
<div class="deleted-answer-info">deleted by owner <span title="2009-11-25 19:12:11Z" class="relativetime">Nov 25 '09 at 19:12</span></div>