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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

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Yesterday I asked a question which was poorly stated (mostly because I didn't understand the problem). Nobody could answer it, and at the moment I thought it was unsalvageable, so I deleted it. Of course I saved the question locally, because I always do that, you know.

Now I want to re-ask that question better worded (which I can! thanks to local .txt files), but it begs the question, why can I see my deleted answers

a best guess wrong answer I made

(which was a best-guess wrong answer I made),

but I can't see my deleted questions?

deleted question

You know I deleted it, why can't I access it?

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    I bet it was either an oversight that became a feature. Or it was an attempt to reduce the amount of whining when a question is deleted by the community.
    – Mysticial
    Sep 15, 2012 at 17:43
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    I'm sure this is a duplicate, but I'm not going to look for it since it's probably [status-declined] and this is absurd behavior Sep 15, 2012 at 17:54
  • You haven't re-asked it yet, right? Sep 15, 2012 at 17:54
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn Nyet
    – bobobobo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 19:25
  • I really can't think of any good reason you can't see your own deleted posts with a link. Sure, deleted posts shouldn't be listed because blah blah; but the owner viewing their own deleted post doesn't seem like a risk in any way.
    – Ben Brocka
    Sep 15, 2012 at 20:54
  • @Mysticial if anything it increases the amount of whining; I've seen plenty of "why was my question deleted--also I can't even see it" on Meta.
    – Ben Brocka
    Sep 15, 2012 at 20:55

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I really think this needs to be changed so that users have 10K views on content that they've deleted themselves. This would not only help avoid problems with people who are caught by the question ban, requiring moderator intervention, but it would also help in situations where a < 10K user decides to try to improve his/her deleted post and then undelete it.

If there is some sort of problem with this or way that a user could game the system, then we should figure that out and solve that problem.

As an aside, I visited your link and flagged your post for reopening. Stay tuned to see if a Stack Overflow moderator can undelete that for you.

  • Can you do that, if I've deleted it?
    – bobobobo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 19:26
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    @bobobobo: 10k users and moderators can see and flag a deleted question, whether it was deleted by the asker or not. Sep 15, 2012 at 19:27

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