Moderators and users with 10K+ reputations can search for deleted posts on the advanced search page by specifying deleted:yes option. Users with 10K+ also get the following note after search:


For users who have not enough rep this option doesn't work at all and silently ignored. However user can see a list of recently deleted own posts via deleted recent questions/answer links on corresponding sections in the Activity tab of the profile page.

My request is: allow users even with less than 10k to search for own recently deleted posts via advanced search since it can be viewed via profile page.

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    "can be viewed via profile page" - not really. Only recent deleted posts, i.e. which has been posted in last 60 days. Otherwise it is "lost" for good. Nov 20, 2016 at 10:25
  • @ShadowWizard if so, search for deleted posts could return a list of such posts for users with <10K. Nov 20, 2016 at 10:45
  • True, but that's covered in the dupe as far as I can see. :) Nov 20, 2016 at 10:46
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    @ShadowWizard already upvoted dupe question :) Nov 20, 2016 at 10:48
  • @ShadowWizard the end of chain of duplicates tagged [status-completed], but that question is not about searching for users with <10k. Should the chain of duplicates be broken? Aug 9, 2017 at 13:33
  • Dunno about chain, but since you mean only the recently deleted posts, it's different indeed. Edited to focus on that, and reopened. Aug 9, 2017 at 14:18
  • @ShadowWizard thanks. From small to large. Accepting this FR can lead to requesting more. I.e. searching not only recently deleted posts but all. Aug 9, 2017 at 15:10
  • Well searching for all would not happen, it was declined before as far as I remember. Aug 9, 2017 at 20:06
  • @ShadowWizard I meant all for current user only, even if he has <10k. Aug 10, 2017 at 4:06


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