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For various reasons, I would like to search though posts including deleted ones, however it seems that deleted posts are not exported.

If there a way to query them?

If not, why aren't deleted posts exported? What's the big deal? The percentage of posts that are deleted is not that big - I would expect that exporting them too wouldn't make a big impact on data explorer.

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    Except that people can make use of that to allow everyone to see deleted posts (I know I will). You as a moderator should be able to search delete posts in the search box.
    – Antony
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:15
  • @Antony I was hoping there would be some DE kung fu that would let me do it. I want to search for spam, but I want to see how effective it would have been as well as finding more that should have been deleted, so I would like the query to return deleted posts too. Not a show stopper, but it would be nice.
    – Bohemian
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:22

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