I haven't hit 10k on Stack Overflow yet, so I was quite surprised when hitting a link to a question that it turns out to be deleted, but yet the content was shown (all in one box). Besides the content box was shown this message (names edited out):

deleted message

Could someone please explain what's happening here, and if there is more to come?

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    I can't help but notice the BGR subpixel anti-aliasing in your screenshot. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jan 7 '13 at 15:45
  • That smells pretty odd...do you have any AddOns/PlugIns/UserScripts in place? – Time Traveling Bobby Jan 7 '13 at 15:46
  • What is the link to the aforementioned question? – Naftali aka Neal Jan 7 '13 at 15:47
  • @amanaP I'm going to guess at stackoverflow.com/questions/14197952 – AakashM Jan 7 '13 at 15:48
  • ~6k and shows the normal error page to me. – Time Traveling Bobby Jan 7 '13 at 15:52
  • Does a refresh display it again? – Oded Jan 7 '13 at 15:54
  • @SulfurizedDemonbobby, nothing SO related, just basic stuff like adbocker. – Lance Roberts Jan 7 '13 at 15:54
  • @Oded, I'm now at work, and don't see it here, won't be able to test at home again until tonight. – Lance Roberts Jan 7 '13 at 15:55
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    Since no one can't seem to reproduce, I vote it as Too Localized. – Madara's Ghost Jan 7 '13 at 16:01
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    This will still be useful to SO staff (if it was a debug message from the Matrix that somehow slipped through). I'd say leave it to them to close – Pekka Jan 7 '13 at 16:10
  • I'm with Pekka on this - if there is a bug, is better to ensure that someone in the staff can see this. Should we also retag the question with Bug? – BlueSoul Jan 7 '13 at 16:11

You have Jeremy Banks' deleted question viewer userscript installed. According to the StackApps post, it's broken, but I guess it circumstantially worked for you.

It prints out the text you're seeing:

print("Deleted post detected. Loading post content...");
// ...
  • I guess that could be, I'll check the greasemonkey when I get home. – Lance Roberts Jan 7 '13 at 16:42
  • I guess @jeremy needs to be added to the wheel of blame... – Lix Jan 7 '13 at 17:46
  • Yep, that was it. – Lance Roberts Jan 8 '13 at 6:22

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