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Having recently hit the 10k mark I have noticed that people delete answers fairly often.

I find that having to sift through all of the deleted answers in a list can be a bit annoying. I feel it would be best to sort them to the bottom of the list so people don't have to be bothered with them.

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    I posted an answer on this, but then deleted it. You'll have to wait a few months to find out what I said. – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 20 '09 at 19:44
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    :( I wish I had my SO rep here. – jjnguy Jul 20 '09 at 19:45
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    Actually @Pesto, I see your post in my recent replies envelope. Thanks a bunch: "Quit your whining, jjnguy! Be a man! " – jjnguy Jul 20 '09 at 20:13
  • On this(stackoverflow.com/questions/8541821/…) question a lot of answers was removed by community(stackoverflow.com/users/-1/community) bot, there are userfull information to me and I dont bkp because trusting that information will always available to me and community. Is possible, at least to question owner, keep deleted answers visible ? – newway Sep 12 '12 at 14:42
  • @newway You should ask that as a new question here on Meta. I think it could be a good idea. – jjnguy Sep 12 '12 at 16:27
  • hi @jjnguy, i did it here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/146961/… – newway Sep 13 '12 at 18:09
  • @newway it looks like people disagreed with us. Sorry :( – jjnguy Sep 17 '12 at 14:18
  • Though I've gotten used to this on the full site (while I prefer to read answers oldest first), it is pretty annoying on the mobile site. Would love to be able to hide deleted posts on the mobile site. – Michael Berkowski Jan 5 '13 at 22:42
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Overall it doesn't bug me too much (it's sometimes humorous to read what gets deleted and the reasons why), but I don't see why they couldn't get pushed to the bottom. Seems to make sense if you think about how the Accepeted Answer gets pushed to the top.

  • My thoughts exactly. – jjnguy Jul 20 '09 at 19:42
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Another solution would be to provide a toggle show/hide deleted posts, instead of messing with the sort order.

Oh, and I invite anyone that doesn't think this is a problem to visit the main page of the SOFAQ. Tons of deleted, out-of-date stuff there.

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    I like the ability to actually hide them, though I guess I've gotten used to it. – tvanfosson Jul 20 '09 at 19:51

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