When trying to edit a deleted post (such as this one) as an anonymous user, or one with less than 2k rep, you get this error:

There is a pending suggested edit in the queue, try again in a few minutes.

Shouldn't it say "this post has been deleted", or return a 404 error? It can't be due to an actual suggested edit, because I'm pretty sure that post predates them, and I've also tried it with a couple more posts which can't all have suggested edits on them.

When the post is also locked, you get an appropriate error message though:

This post is locked; locked posts cannot be edited.

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    Nice catch! I would just prefer plain 404 in such case same way the revisions page does for <10K users.. Apr 10, 2012 at 12:46
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    @ShaDowWizArd we plan to change that page to a full 404, but the code needs some refactoring first. Apr 12, 2012 at 3:52

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A fix will be pushed out in the next build, > rev 2012.4.11.2198.

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