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I checked View Deleted Recent Questions but it's only showing some of my questions that are lately deleted. I'm sure I've had more questions deleted before but how do I find the link for them if I didn't save it anywhere?

Also, what does the layout look like for users with 10k to view a deleted question? Is there a tab for it? I doubt I could get 10k so I was just wondering.

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You don't. They're deleted; you generally don't delete things you want to keep around and use, right?

The "Deleted recent" list gives you a window of time during which you can regain access if you need to. If you're not undeleting them, after a while they'll disappear. If that's not something you're comfortable with... Well, don't delete them in the first place.

  • How long does a self-deleted post stick around? Really deleted after 60 days? Or just gone from that link? – Matthew Lundberg Jan 23 '14 at 5:23
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    Few things are ever really gone. 60 days after the post's creation date, it'll drop off that list. – Shog9 Jan 23 '14 at 5:34
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    "don't delete them in the first place" is not so good advice, given some content is deleted in moderation, even if author consider it good and useful. Also, some people want their question to stay deleted, but can't afford it if they are ever to recover from question ban. – Mołot Jan 23 '14 at 8:35
  • Oh I see. But I'm just wondering, is there a button to view deleted everyone's questions tab? This is a question for 10k+ users. – puretppc Jan 23 '14 at 15:23
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    Nope. 10k users see deleted posts if they have a link, but they won't see them listed on anyone's profile. – Shog9 Jan 23 '14 at 15:45
  • @Molot To prevent an unrecoverable question or answer ban, I guess you have to check your lists of recently deleted questions and answers on each Stack Exchange site at least once a month. This way you can notice that a question or answer has been deleted so that you can improve and undelete it before it becomes lost forever and thus a permanent strike against your account. – Damian Yerrick Feb 27 '16 at 22:48
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To view deleted questions/answers one has to have links to them. In the present Stack Exchange this feature is not available to all, as you have mentioned.

But links can be found in inbox.

It can be painstaking to find an old question if there are really large number of pages of notifications in the inbox.

  • This worked for me! Thanks a lot – MicroMachine Oct 10 '18 at 17:24
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Searching for user:me is:q deleted:1 as a 10k user shows you your deleted questions- I guess at this point you're trusted to be grown up about your deleted posts.

You'd get something like this

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As you can see (I edited this image for brevity), deleted questions are shown there.

  • The user:me is not required, it will always show you only your own deleted posts. Unless you're a moderator of course. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Apr 30 '17 at 7:18
  • ah. I am, in places. Not here of course. On the other hand, I definitely know this works – Journeyman Geek Apr 30 '17 at 7:20

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