On a site where I have 10,000 reputation the Recently Deleted section of the Tools page shows me only one post deleted 15 hours ago:

Screenshot of recently deleted section

However, I know that a post was just deleted within the last half hour:

Screenshot of deleted post with deletion timestamp

Is there some reason why this recently deleted post doesn't show up in the Recently Deleted section? Are there certain types of deletions that aren't recorded there?

A relevant factor may be that the poster's account was removed:

Screenshot showing removed account

Would that cause the post to not show up in the Recently Deleted section?


Yes, this seems related to the deletion of the account. I've just checked the list of recently deleted posts on Ask Different; one of them was a spam post posted 2 hours ago. I proceeded to destroy the account; when I checked the Recently Deleted section again, the post was gone there. A later test revealed that just deleting the account (instead of destroying it) also removes the post from the Recently Deleted section.

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    Another case is when the author deletes the post himself. – user000001 Jan 7 at 10:59

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