From time to time I check the deleted posts in the 10 k tools (http://[site].stackexchange.com/tools?tab=Delete) as to whether any posts have been deleted by other 10 k users that shouldn’t (of which there are too many on a given site in my opinion). However, this task is made unnecessarily tedious by all the deletions by the roomba script (i.e., the community user) which equally appear on the list and are usually deleted for a good reason at an appropriate time. Relatedly, posts deleted by a diamond moderator are also usually deleted for a good reason or just answers converted to comments.
It would therefore be great to have some way to filter the post by who deleted them, as this distinguishes between different kinds of deleted posts:
- If it’s deleted by the community user, it’s an old, closed questions with no upvoted answers and similar. (And thus usually not worth a look.)
- If it’s deleted by an admin, it’s either utter junk or an answer converted to a comment. (Again, usually not interesting.)
- If a post is deleted by 10 k users or via the low-quality queue, this can very well be due to users who misunderstood the purpose of the delete button or the (still horribly explained) low-quality queue. (Very worth a look.)
As an alternative to such a filter, there could at least be an indicator next to the post as to which of the above applies.