A bug report about this was raised on MSE: I am still seeing notifications of edits on a post I followed, which was deleted:

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@AdamLear's answer at How do I unfollow a deleted question states that:

Going forward, you should be able to unfollow deleted posts from both the question page itself and from the "Following" tab on your user profile.

But right now, neither the followed and deleted post nor the "Unfollow" button are showing up in my Followed posts tab. Those with the Access to moderator tools privilege will not be bothered by this problem, owing to the fact that they can see deleted posts, but those of us who don't have that privilege can't.

As the ability to unfollow deleted posts from the Following tab existed before, assuming the quote above is accurate, could we reinstate that ability?


The post this question was duplicated to is now marked , but I am still unable to unfollow a deleted post from my "Followed Posts" tab, so I'd like this to be reopened. See my answer at the duplicate for more details.

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    Retagged as a bug, since this is inconsistent with functionality announced by the team. Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 20:41
  • @SonictheMaskedWerehog then it will be considered as a duplicate of this. Could it not be tagged with both?
    – Ollie
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 20:42
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    Yeah, I'm afraid this still would be a duplicate. Making a feature request to ask that an already-reported bug be fixed doesn't add much more than simply reporting the bug itself. If you have a specific way by which a bug should be fixed, post it as an answer there. This doesn't provide anything more than what's in the bug report. Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 20:45
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    @SonictheMaskedWerehog It's a duplicate, yeah, but the dupe is marked status-completed, and it's not fixed. Would it be okay to re-open this, as we really still can't unfollow?
    – Ollie
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 14:29
  • Ollie, in this post it links to this deleted answer (which you can't see) which says: "We are no longer following up on bugs posted here. Please make a new post. – Yaakov Ellis♦ Sep 17 at 5:49". --- So reopening is OK.
    – Rob
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 14:54
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    I don't think it's a duplicate. Reopened Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 15:04

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This has been fixed (Yaakoved). See this answer for details. A confirmation screenshot that this works for all users:

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