Deleted answers should be shown at the bottom, always.

Now they get shuffled just as regular answers.

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    +1 cuz answers don't get deleted without reason. They get deleted because they are not nice or because they suck.
    – user146787
    Commented Sep 5, 2009 at 22:57
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    Or because after you posted it you saw another answer that was exactly the same and decided the world didn't need two.
    – tvanfosson
    Commented Sep 5, 2009 at 23:05
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    Duplicate meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7505/…
    – cletus
    Commented Sep 6, 2009 at 1:51
  • @Koning: That is not always true.
    Commented Feb 4, 2010 at 15:08
  • I can already see my deleted answers on the bottom. I think both this and the other @cletus question mean "deleted questions" should be shown at the bottom. Even then, it should be an option.
    – cregox
    Commented Mar 31, 2010 at 18:40
  • I would still like them to be ranked, but always below same-scored answers. Putting them below lower-ranked answers isn't good i think. Commented Apr 11, 2010 at 14:13
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    @Cawas: No, I mean other's people deleted answers. People with more than 10k rep can see them.
    – Vinko Vrsalovic StaffMod
    Commented Apr 17, 2010 at 21:33

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I agree with this definitely and I am almost certain it's been asked numerous times in the past. I hate having to go through the fuss of having to see all the deleted answers the way it is now. Most of the time I don't want to see them, and the few times that I would want to, I would like for them to all be in a single continuous area.


OK, for mods and pseudo-mods (10k rep users) we now sort deleted answers to the bottom. All other user classes are unaffected.

  • Some time ago it was mods and diamond-mods, now we're demoted to pseudo-mods. Commented May 30, 2010 at 8:04
  • @georg the actual name in code happens to be User.IsPseudoMod which is what I was thinking of Commented May 30, 2010 at 8:08
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    Jeff: This is not completed, at least not for oldest/newest sort orders - it appears that only vote sort-order pushes the deleted answers to the end. See my question stackoverflow.com/questions/376253/…. Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 18:53

If the answers were slugged as if they were in the negatives, that would be okay if you're viewing in the Votes mode.

Then you can just ignore the far end of the answers list and be done with their presence on that front.

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