Every now and then I'll get one of those +1 reputation notifications a lot of us get from time to time. I'm under no confusion about what causes it: something, somewhere, that I had cast a downvote on, got deleted. (Or I removed my downvote, but let's put that aside, as that case involves no mystery at all.)

However, every time, I'm curious about what got deleted, and why.

On the sites for which I have the privilege for viewing deleted content and mod tools, I can check the mod tools to see if anything got deleted recently and hopefully come across whatever it was. However, is there a more direct route?

When I get a random +1, is there some direct non-brute-force way to check what got deleted? (At the very least, on sites where I'm 10k+?)


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There are links to the posts in the reputation history in your profile. In your profile, click on the reputation tab:

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Then in the list of reputation changes under this tab, the +1 entries are included, with a link to the removed post: enter image description here

Clicking on the link will open the deleted post, at least if you have the 10K permissions to see deleted posts.

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    This reduces the brute forcing by a lot, to just one page visit per 10k site. Thanks! Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 7:37
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    Note that for this to work you have to select the checkbox "show removed posts" at the bottom of that page. Commented Mar 29, 2018 at 20:18

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