After asking here what can cause an answer to get deleted without any information who deleted it any why, I learned that when 6 users vote "Recommend Deletion" in the low quality review process, the post is indeed deleted but it does not add actual delete "event" to the post revisions.

For example, this answer was deleted via this review process and now its revisions page looks like this:

Can you please add some indication the post is deleted in the revisions list?

I suggest something like:

deleted via low quality review

Where the "low quality review" is a link to the relevant review item.

  • I assume it would be marked as "deleted by Community"? – Dennis Meng Feb 11 '14 at 8:09
  • @DennisMeng even just "deleted" as appears in the question page is fine, just as long as there's something. That said, changing to something like "deleted via low quality review", linking to the item would be ideal but guess it's a separate request to make. Wait... why not? Adding it to my post. – Shadow9 Feb 11 '14 at 8:11
  • Status-completed, it seems: meta.stackexchange.com/a/184568 – user259867 Jun 9 '14 at 0:06
  • ... but not quite: meta.stackexchange.com/q/233763 – user259867 Jun 9 '14 at 0:19
  • @wordsthatendinGRY true, forgot about it! :) – Shadow9 Jun 9 '14 at 6:22
  • @gnat no it is not a duplicate. The first ask "why" this one here asks to change the current behavior. – Shadow9 Aug 27 '14 at 8:03
  • Cheers @gnat please also delete the auto generated comment to prevent confusion. – Shadow9 Aug 27 '14 at 8:05
  • consider editing explanation in your comment into answer to let folks like me easier see the difference – gnat Aug 27 '14 at 8:06
  • @gnat fair enough, done. – Shadow9 Aug 27 '14 at 8:13


As of April 5th, 2014, all future deletions by low-rep users from review will create a special post history entry that includes a link to the review task that resulted in the deletion:

Post Deleted From Review

Unlike deletions performed by moderators or trusted users, post authors can always undelete posts deleted by low-rep users via /review - however, doing so will raise a flag for moderator review.

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